What is Daytrana?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Methylphenidate

Daytrana™ is a brand name for a transdermal formulation of methylphenidate. It is used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); symptomatic management of narcolepsy.It may also be used for depression (especially elderly or medically ill).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Daytrana

Side effect Patients
Allergic contact dermatitis 1
Skin irritation under patch 1
Tiredness 1

Why patients stopped taking Daytrana

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Daytrana


Stopped taking Daytrana

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Daytrana after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 1

Patients stopped taking Daytrana and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Daytrana.