Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use the skin patch:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying a patch. Do not touch your eyes until after you have washed your hands.
  • Remove the patch from the protective pouch and apply it to the skin 2 hours before the desired effect.
  • Do not cut it into smaller pieces and do not touch the sticky surface of the patch.
  • Apply the patch to clean, dry skin on your hip. Choose an area with little or no hair that is free of scars, cuts, or irritation. Avoid putting the patch where it could be rubbed off by tight clothing (eg, waistline).
  • A different place on either hip should be used each day.
  • Press the patch firmly in place with the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds. Make sure there is good contact with your skin, especially around the edges of the patch.
  • Do not place any medicine, cream, or lotion on the skin at the application site before applying the patch.
  • Do not use tape, coverings, or adhesives with the patch.
  • The patch should stay in place when you are showering, bathing, or swimming, but it may not stick as well after being exposed to water.
  • If the patch falls off or is not sticking to the skin, apply a new one. The total amount of time you wear a patch each day, even if a second one is used, should not be longer than the amount of time your doctor ordered.
  • Remove the patch 9 hours after it was applied or sooner if directed by your doctor.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For transdermal dosage form (skin patch):
    • For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:
      • Adults and children 6 years and older—One patch applied to the hip 2 hours before the desired effect.
      • Children younger than 6 years—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you forget to wear or change a patch, put one on as soon as you can. If it is almost time to put on your next patch, wait until then to apply a new patch and skip the one you missed. Do not apply extra patches to make up for a missed dose.


Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Store the patches at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Do not store unopened or unused patches in the refrigerator or freezer. Throw a used patch away so that children or pets cannot get to it. There is still enough medicine in a used patch to make a child or pet very sick. Fold it in half with the sticky sides together and flush it down the toilet or place it in a container with a lid. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. When you stop treatment, take any leftover patches out of the pouches, remove the liners, fold them in half, and flush them down the toilet or place them in a container with a lid. Do not flush the pouches or the protective liners down the toilet. Put them in a trash can with a cover. Do the same for old patches after the expiration date has passed.