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Side Effects of the Methylphenidate Patch

Methylphenidate Patch Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with the methylphenidate patch that you should report to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness, chest pain, or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression (see Daytrana and Depression)
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Signs of Raynaud's disease, such as cold and numb fingers and toes
  • Abnormally long-lasting or frequent painful erections of the penis in males of any age
  • Strange behavior, agitation, or restlessness
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Fainting or seizures
  • Uncontrolled movements of the head, neck, mouth, arms, or legs (known as tics)
  • Blisters of the skin where the patch was placed
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained skin rash, itching, hives, wheezing or trouble breathing, or unexplained swelling.

Rare Methylphenidate Patch Side Effects

There are other possible side effects that can occur with the methylphenidate patch. Although these side effects were not reported in children using the methylphenidate patch, they have been reported in people taking other forms of methylphenidate (the active ingredient in methylphenidate patches). If these side effects appear to occur in people using methylphenidate patches, it may be difficult to tell whether these problems are actually caused by the medication or something else.
Some of these rare but possible side effects of the methylphenidate patch include, but are not limited to:
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