Two lots of Daytrana recalled

June 12, 2008

ADHD patch recalled due to liner failure.

Two lots of methylphenidate transdermal system (Daytrana, Shire) have failed to meet their release liner removal specification, leading to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer. Both lots 2750211 and 2764111 are affected and may cause difficulty removing the liners for both patients and caregivers, but do not pose any safety concerns, according to the company. Shire said it will continue to perform quality assurance monitoring to ensure no new cases of liner failure occur and that current supply levels of the patch should be sufficient despite the recall. Pharmacists with questions should direct them to the Daytrana customer service line at 1-(888)-879-8218.

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