My 10 year old just started the Daytrana patch and I feel like I'm not putting the patch on correctly and can't find any instructional video. Is the backing supposed to be shiny?
Have you read the product insert that details skin preparation required before the patch is affixed? All transdermal patches require the same skin preparation with only a couple of exceptions I can think of. One thing about patches is, generally, if they do not stick properly the first time you cannot remove them and try reapplication.
Wash the area with warm water but no soap on a clean towel and then use a dry corner of the towel to ensure the skin is perfectly dry before application. Moisturising soap, talcum powder and damp skin will all result in the patch peeling off.
Yes the backing is supposed to be shiny. I have been putting this patch on my son for 2 1/2 years now i can walk you through this. First get some alcohol and wipe down the hip you are using that day. Let it dry very well. The backing will be shiny and not flexible like the patch. The patch may not even feel that sticky. When you apply the patch press firmly to the hip for about 20 sec. the pressure and heat are what attaches it. Then if you really want it to stay on, get the Nexcare waterproof bandages that have the clear sticky film around the bandaid pad and stick that over top. My son can't even get it off when he tries and it does not cost much. You can gey a box of 8 for about $2.50 - $3. There you go!! Good Luck!
- Daytrana Information for Consumers
- Daytrana Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Daytrana (detailed)
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