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Daytrana Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor or health care professional every time you need a refill.

This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this drug affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you notice unexplained wounds on your fingers and toes while taking this medicine. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you experience numbness or pain, changes in the skin color, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.

Permanent loss of skin color may occur with the use of this medicine. Patches of lighter skin may appear in and around the area where the patch is applied. Lighter skin can also occur in places where the patch has never been applied. Monitor for signs of lighter areas of skin and report any changes in skin color to your health care professional right away.

This medicine patch is sensitive to certain body heat changes. If your skin gets too hot, more medicine will come out of the patch. Call your healthcare provider if you get a fever. Do not take hot baths. Do not sunbathe. Do not use hot tubs, saunas, hair dryers, heating pads, electric blankets, heated waterbeds, or tanning lamps. Do not do exercise that increases your body temperature.

For males, contact your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. This may be a sign of a serious problem and must be treated right away to prevent permanent damage.

Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely.

If you are going to need surgery, a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are using this medicine. You may need to remove this patch before the procedure.

Do not apply this patch close to bedtime or wear longer than directed. It may prevent you from sleeping.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dosage without talking to your doctor or healthcare professional.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Aggressive and violent behavior

arm, back, or jaw pain

black, tarry stools

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

blood in the urine

bloody nose

chest pain or discomfort

chest tightness or heaviness




cough or hoarseness

cracks in the skin








fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse


flu-like symptoms

heavier menstrual periods

joint or muscle pain

loss of heat from the body




pinpoint red spots on the skin

quick to react or overreact emotionally

rapidly changing moods

red, irritated eyes

red, swollen skin

scaly skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

severe or sudden headache

skin rash or itching

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

sudden loss of coordination

sudden slurring of speech


twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness



difficulty with breathing

high fever

increased sweating

loss of bladder control

severe muscle stiffness


uncontrolled vocal outbursts or tics (uncontrolled repeated body movements)

unusually pale skin

Incidence not known

Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

chest pain

difficulty with swallowing

hives, itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

swollen glands

tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold

troubled breathing with exertion

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

decreased weight

difficulty with moving



loss of appetite

muscle pain or stiffness

redness of the skin

trouble sleeping



Less common

Decreased appetite

stuffy or runny nose

weight loss

Incidence not known

Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)

bleeding, bruising, burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site

blurred or loss of vision

disturbed color perception

double vision

hair loss

halos around lights

increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

thinning of the hair

tunnel vision

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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