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Shire recalls some Daytrana (methylphenidate transdermal system) ADHD patches.
Shire has announced that it is recalling some of its Daytrana patches (methylphenidate transdermal system), used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Only Daytrana packages with an expiration date of March 31, 2009, or with lot numbers 2563511, 2563611, and 2570411 are impacted by this recall. According to Shire, there are no safety and efficacy concerns with the recalled patches. However, many patients and caregivers reported difficulty removing the release liner from some patches. 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 caregivers with any questions about the patches should call Shire at 1-(800) 828-2088, while pharmacies can contact the company at 1-(888) 216-6674.