Daytrana (Methylphenidate) Patch - Recall of Specific Lots by Shire Pharmaceuticals
February 3, 2010
In December, 2009, Shire Pharmaceuticals recalled five lots and withdrew one lot of their Daytrana patch. The release liners of these lots do not meet specifications for release and may be difficult to remove for some patients. There are no safety issues regarding this recall and market withdrawal. The recall has been extended to include one additional recalled lot and 27 additional lots withdrawn from the market.
Included in the recall and market withdrawal are 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg patch sizes. See the links below for the lists of lot numbers affected.
- Company Press Release with original lot numbers – December 3, 2009
- Company Update with additional lot numbers – January 29, 2010
Consumers do not have to return affected lots. Pharmacies with affected lots of Daytrana can return these through Stericycle, Inc. on behalf of Shire Pharmaceuticals (1-888-871-7113). Consumers and healthcare professionals with questions regarding this recall and market withdrawal may call Shire Pharmaceuticals at 1-800-828-2088.
February 3, 2010, December 8, 2009; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2010, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT