View Full Version : Confused about Daytrana

03-21-12, 09:17 PM
Ok, so I'm looking at a picture of a box of Daytrana and I'm a little confused.

If you had the 10mg patch, does it consistently delivers 10mg throughout the day? I thought that's what it did but on the box it says it releases 1.1mg/hr over 9 hours. This seems REALLY low.

Can anyone clear this up for me? Thanks. :D

03-21-12, 09:33 PM
Pample---It's 1.1mg per hour. :) Here's a link to the Daytrana site which has a diagram of the doses and how often/rate the patch dispenses medication.

I couldn't figure out how 10mg was converted to 1.1mg so I had to go find out! :D

04-02-12, 01:03 PM
Thanks! I also just did some more digging and found the actual medication content per patch.

10mg patch - 27.5mg methylphenidate
15mg patch - 41.3mg MPH
20mg patch - 55mg MPH
30mg patch - 82.5mg MPH

That makes a lot more sense to me, I thought that it would like deliver 10mg for the whole day. That's why it seemed so low to me. Also read how transdermal seems to be more potent/effective than taking it orally.

And I like it because even though you're only supposed to wear it for 9 hours, there's enough medication inside for 24 hour coverage. I think I want to give this med a go. Getting tired of Vyvanse.