View Full Version : Breaks from Daytrana

03-08-09, 01:06 PM
Is it ok to take a weekend off from time to time from the Daytrana patch? I cannot find this information in any of the medications documentation or online . I know certain ADHD medications need to build up in your childs system but I also cannot find information on this as well. Thanks

03-08-09, 01:24 PM
Your doctor would know better, but here's my opinion based only on my daughter's experience. A medication holiday from Daytrana never had a negative effect for her. There were lots of weekends that we just didn't bother to put it on because she didn't have anything pressing to do. Discuss with your doctor whether there's a pressing need to use daily. Also talk to your doctor about how over time, the absorption rate for Daytrana becomes more "efficient" so it may be necessary to lower the dose. Here's a link to the information you should ask your doctor about. See the section on "Clinical Pharmacology" especially the "Absorption" paragraphs.