? about Daytrana patch (ritalin)

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Registered: 11-02-2003
? about Daytrana patch (ritalin)
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Sat, 08-14-2010 - 10:43pm

We recently started my child on the daytrana patch. I am having a terrible time opening it. It doesn't want to peel off the backing. It is a mess by the time I get it off. I have spoken to the doc and the pharmacist. Neither was helpful. Does anyone here have any suggestions? Switching meds is not a good idea. This child is one another medication which doesn't work well with most ADD meds.

Thanks,

Julie - Mom to DS (10 yr - King of the world), DS (8 yr - future rock star) and DD (4 yr - sweetie from adopted S. Korea)


Julie - Mom to DS (10 yr - King of the world), DS (8 yr - future rock star) and DD (4 yr - sweetie from adopted S. Korea)
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Sun, 08-15-2010 - 4:05pm

Hi, and welcome


When DD used it we put it in the freezer for a minute or two before trying to peel it. Also, during the med trials they told us to

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.