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Storing and Using the Daytrana Patch
"My son's doctor prescribed the new stimulant patch, Daytrana. I find it difficult to peel off the protective covering, and I've ruined and had to throw away a few patches. Any suggestions?"
I've heard the same thing from several of my patients, but one of them discovered this trick: Store the patches in the refrigerator. They seem to peel much more easily when they're cold. So far, all the patients I've shared this tip with say that it works well.
Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.