Navigation Links
Long-term 12-month safety data on ADHD patch DAYTRANA
Date:10/26/2007

BOSTON OCTOBER 25, 2007 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced that data from a 12-month study of DAYTRANATM (methylphenidate transdermal system), the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patch, demonstrated that DAYTRANA provided significant ADHD tolerability and symptom control improvement in children aged 6 to 12 years. The study data was presented today at a major scientific and educational meeting of child and adolescent psychiatrists held in Boston, and is consistent with data previously presented.

In our study, children with ADHD experienced effective ADHD symptom control improvement when using DAYTRANA for 12 months, improving their ability to maintain focus and concentration in and outside of the classroom, reported investigator Frank A. Lpez, M.D., neurodevelopmental pediatrician at the Childrens Developmental Center, Winter Park, Fla. Importantly, this year-long study showed that DAYTRANA maintained a favorable safety profile throughout the study period, with adverse events consistent with previous DAYTRANA studies.

Shires DAYTRANA is the first and only patch medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the symptoms of ADHD in children aged 6 to 12 years. The study results demonstrate that adverse events associated with DAYTRANA were similar to other methylphenidate products. The most common adverse events reported in this study were decreased appetite, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, fever, and decreased weight. When worn for the recommended nine hours, efficacy has been demonstrated from the first time point measured (two hours) through the 12-hour time point. Because DAYTRANA is a patch, physicians may recommend that patients shorten the wear time if shorter duration of effect is desired or to help manage the potential for late-day side effects, such as lack of appetite or difficulty sleeping.

Lpez added, DAYTRANAs novel patch delivery system offers physicians and parents of children with ADHD a convenient, non-oral option to individualize ADHD treatment to meet their childrens changing schedules.

While this study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of DAYTRANA for up to 12 months, DAYTRANA has not been studied versus placebo for longer than 7 weeks. Physicians, who prescribe DAYTRANA for long-term use, should periodically re-evaluate patients to assess the usefulness of DAYTRANA for the individual patient.

The study was supported by funding from Shire.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Anello
212-601-8132
Porter Novelli
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief
2. Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
3. Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm
4. Lung Therapy Found To Have Long-Term Side Effects
5. Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned
6. Long-term use of calcium supplements to prevent colon cancer
7. Survivors of childhood cancer may have long-term health problems
8. Long-term Care Should Be A Planned Affair
9. Pfizer vouches safety of long-term inhaled insulin.
10. Clue to Link Between Obesity and Long-Term Memory Discovered
11. Drug Regulators Need To Think In Long-Term, Say Charities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... to Thrive , Well-meaning studies such as the Fordham Institute’s High Stakes ... serve top students, such as including gifted or high-achieving students as a subgroup ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... Pollack, Ph.D., http://www.faculty.washington.edu/ghp , Sharon Kleyne, the nation’s foremost water advocate ... Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, once again welcomed one ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... ... A yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has infected over 100 people and claimed ... contact with infected mosquitos. The outbreak has sparked increased concern about the virus and ... multiple health organizations, the best way to prevent yellow fever is through vaccination. For ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... topics like finances, friendship, marriage, leadership, gossip, prostitution, adultery, anger, and common sense. ... authors, Dr. Judith Coats and Dr. David Coats. In September of 1983, they ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... , ... “Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues”: an engaging and dynamic ... Christians. “Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues” is the creation of published author, Tina ... located in Michigan. , “We need to partner with Jesus and be the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... India , Jan. 24, 2017 Market Research Future has ... Market for Wound Closure Device is growing rapidly and expected to continue ... ... at a CAGR of 5% from 2013 to 2019 and reaching a ... of the forecasted period, 2016-2022 Global Wound Closure Device Market ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Nev. , Jan. 24, 2017  The ... that specializes in high-value orthopaedic implants, announced the ... today. The OIC Tibial Nail ... tibia. Strategically placed proximal and distal screw holes ... hole that allows dynamization.  The nail is available ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... 2017 Trifecta Clinical , a leading ... Rick Ward to Vice President of Commercial ... also announcing the promotion of Ericka Atkinson ... Rick joins Trifecta from Greenphire where he was ... business development positions within the healthcare industry throughout his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: