Oct 20, 2007

Shire withdraws specific Daytrana patches

On September 4, 2007, Shire announced the "voluntary market withdrawal of a limited amount of the ADHD patch Daytrana." This only applies to packages with an expiration date of March 31, 2009 or earlier and packages with lot numbers 2563511, 2563611, and 2570411. The voluntary withdrawal is due to feedback from patients that have reported difficulty in removing the release liner on the patches. This is not a safety issue and should only be seen as a proactive step. Due to an "enhanced manufacturing process" the patches that are not part of the withdrawal will provide patients and caregivers "improved ease of use when peeling the release liner off the patches." Furthermore, "all Daytrana patches, including those that are part of the voluntary market withdrawal, can continue to be used unless the release liner cannot be removed, or the patches are damaged while being opened. Patients and their caregivers who have questions regarding Daytrana patches should call Shire customer service at 1-800-828-2088, option 1." You can read the entire article regarding this topic on Shire's website.

If you are interested in receiving a free Daytrana Information Kit, go here. Or, if your child is already taking Daytrana, you may want to sign up for STICK (Strategies To Improve Coping for Kids and families). STICK is a "free online program to help you and your child manage the everyday challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

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