Anyone Try Daytrana?
Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:02 PM
Has anyone else tried daytrana patches? I've read all the information I can find about the pharmacology and still can't really tell if I would be okay to take late in the day. Regular Ritalin IR wore off after 90 min-2hours, so I'm hoping maybe I metabolize it faster?
Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:35 PM
I haven't heard of anyone using them, no. Would just taking a nap before a social event be enough? If these things are late at night it's going to be hard to find a medication that allows you to switch on for the party then switch right back off for bed. Adderall does have a long half life. If you're trying to take it too late in the day, even 5mg is going to interfere with your sleep. Ritalin is the shortest acting stimulant used for treating Narcolepsy/EDS.
So the Daytrana patch is, for all intents and purposes, simply a continuous low-dose infusion of Ritalin IR. If your physician has no problems prescribing you both Adderall and Ritalin, why don't you just take Adderall in the early morning and early afternoon, and then take Ritalin IR 1-2 hours before your night time social events? Then by the time you're crashing, you can just go to sleep.