Noven Recalls Daytrana Patches
Daytrana manufacturer, Noven recalls over 100,000 boxes of Daytrana. However, it wasn’t because they are linked to permanent skin discoloration. It is because the liner of the patch isn’t adhering well to the skin.
The Daytrana patch is a slow-delivery system to deliver medication to help control the symptoms of ADHD. Daytrana treats ADHD by working to increase attention and decrease restlessness in children and adolescents. However, for many, using Daytrana may cause permanent discoloration to the skin surrounding the application site.
Daytrana Skin Discoloration
The FDA even warns that permanent loss of skin color may occur with use of Daytrana. This is chemical leukoderma. While chemical leukoderma does not cause any physical harm, it usually results in permanent scarring or disfigurement. This can cause severe embarrassment or emotional distress.
The FDA indicates that all reported cases have been permanent. The loss of pigmentation could stretch up to eight inches across. While most skin discoloration occurs at the application site, loss of skin the color can develop elsewhere on the body. This can be a few months or several years after use.
Prior to the recent label change announced by the FDA, Daytrana failed to adequately warn users and the medical community about the risk of these permanent and disfiguring side effect. This impacted many children and adults using the patch. Many may not have used the medication if aware of this side effect.
These skin problems detailed by the FDA are far more than a simple side effect. They are also permanent. Those with this side effect will live with it for the rest of his or her life. If you knew that Daytrana was going to leave a part of your body permanently discolored, would you have chosen to take it? If you weren’t adequately warned about the side effects of Daytrana, you may have a legal case.
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