Daytrana

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:14am

Can I get some current perspectives on this way of delivering ritalin? I know it was plagued with problems & recalls & hard-to-peel issues for awhile a few years ago. Is this still true? Or have they successfully changed their manufacturing process?

Can you leave the patch on for longer than the 9 hrs? If not, do you have to still do boosts for afternoon/evening homework?

Can you go swimming with the patch on?

I ask because it's spring again, and we all know the dosages'll need to go up again...and, frankly, 40 mg Focalin XR as a morning dose is *already* high. So it makes me wonder if an alternate delivery system would be a good plan, maybe metabolize differently enough that he'd need less med. Though I love Focalin XR, really I do.

Megan
Megan
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In reply to: meganmca
Mon, 04-05-2010 - 11:31am

Hi!


Daytrana had alot of problems in the beginning, but

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

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In reply to: meganmca
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 10:03am
Yes, but he needs more like 7 am - 9 pm coverage some days, and I suspect it'll be later as the baseball season cranks into gear (because of homework). So, are you allowed to leave it on more than 9 hrs, to get more than 12 hrs of effectiveness, or doesn't it work like that? Thanks!
Megan
Megan
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In reply to: meganmca
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:17am

No, it doesn't work like that. We have left it on accidently for longer than 9 hours, and during the med trials they had us leave them on for 12-18-24 hours, but it does stop working after 12 hours.


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

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In reply to: meganmca
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 1:21pm
We had my son on Daytrana. He was refusing to swallow the concerta (that works wonderfully!). The Daytrana worked really well too and it made life easier here for about a month and then the patches started to "burn" his hips. He would get ugly red welts under the patches so we had to stop using them.

Juliet

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Juliet

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DD-(3/05/2008)
EDD-(9/08-12/2010)

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In reply to: meganmca
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 3:02pm

Sigh. School starts at 8 am, so the patch (2 hrs to take effect, right?) would have to go on at 6 am.

Just checked their website & they are saying children 6-12--no adults? My kid is 12, 13 in June, so I suppose this isn't an option then.

Megan
Megan
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In reply to: meganmca
Tue, 04-06-2010 - 3:37pm
That's what they say, but I know several adults, and a couple of older teens who use it.

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