Do you or your child take the Daytrana patch for ADD/ADHD? If you do you need to know that the company that manufactures this drug, Noven Pharmaceuticals, is recalling two lot numbers.
First, let me say that the problem is not due to product safety issues, but rather with the packaging itself. The foil packaging does not meet â€œrelease liner removal specification.â€
In plain English it means that you may have problems opening the package. Check your prescription, if your box is labeled either lot number 2750211 or
2764111, you may want to call the companyâ€™s customer service line at 1.800.828.2088.
The company suggests you also call your local pharmacist.
The company says that the patch is perfectly safe to use unless youâ€™re experiencing problems opening it, or you accidentally damage the patch while youâ€™re opening it.
Peter Brandt, Novenâ€™s, chief executive officer, said in a press release that the root cause of the problem has been identified and Noven is â€œcommitted to resolving the release liner issue.â€
Representatives of the company say that if you arenâ€™t experiencing problems opening the liners, then you should have no worries about the medication.
The clear patch is normally applied to the hip in the morning and worn for nine hours. Not only that, but the effects of the medication continue to be felt for another three hours after that.
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