New ADHD Patch - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/7/06

New ADHD Patch

The FDA has approved Daytrana, the first skin patch for treatment of ADHD.

The patch contains the active ingredient in other ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Concerta. But instead of taking it in pill form the patch, of course, delivers treatment through the skin. Researchers are hopeful this will help kids with ADHD who have trouble swallowing pills.

The patch is approved for kids as young as six. It is a daily patch that is worn nine hours a day theoretically, the amount of time a child is in school. Some users have reported a skin rash at the site of the patch. But otherwise, any side effects appear to be the same those drugs would carry for patients taking it in pill form.

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