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Daytrana Review – 4 Things To Look For

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Ingredients | Cost | Verdict

Daytrana is offered in the form of a patch, and it is used for children who have ADD or ADHD. The company behind this product is Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. They are located in Florida, New Jersey, Califonia, and New York. The company was founded in 1987 and is currently producing various drugs.

According to the manufacturer, this patch delivers medicine directly through the skin into the bloodstream. The drug won’t be processed through the stomach, as the ingredients are readily available into the bloodstream.

The company claims that using this treatment. Consumers will not have to follow any particular dietary guidelines. Daytrana patches can be administrated on an empty stomach.


1) Details on Daytrana Ingredients and Uses

Daytrana includes the following ingredients: methylphenidate, acrylic adhesive, and silicone adhesive.

2) What Does Daytrana Do?

Daytrana is advertised as a form of medication that can help regulate the chemicals’ levels in the brain of a child.

As this drug is sold in patch form, many parents will find it easier to give it to their children. This medication is recommended for children from ages 6 to 17 diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD.

According to the website, Daytrana is only one part of an overall treatment program.

A child diagnosed with ADD or ADHD should also be part of a program consisting of individual, group, and family counseling.

This drug may be habit-forming. While the causes of addiction are exceedingly rare, the treatment has to be closely monitored. The treatment is not recommended for any child who had issues with drugs or alcohol abuse.

Just like with all prescription medication, this medication has been associated with some side effects, including heart problems, high blood pressure, and, in some cases, sudden death.

Children under treatment with Daytrana should be carefully watched to make sure they don’t develop severe forms of aggression, disorientation, or thoughts of suicide. The patch shouldn’t be worn for more than 9 hours per day. A child should never wear more than one patch at a time.


3) Daytrana Cost

Daytrana is an expensive form of treatment. Many health insurance plans and prescription medication plans will not cover their costs.

If you can’t afford it, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor so that he can offer some other alternatives.


4) Our Verdict on Daytrana

Daytrana may be the right solution for children who have ADHD or ADD. This patch may offer them the stability to successfully manage a full day at school, homework, extracurricular activities, and family time. However, parents are strongly cautioned to discuss this treatment with their child’s pediatrician.

Just like with all the prescription medications, Daytrana has been associated with some severe side effects.

We believe many good non-prescription supplements on the market may prove to be much safe and just as effective.

It is important to take into consideration all options before making such an important decision.

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