Methylphenidate Patch, Transdermal 24 Hours Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Type Of Abnormal Movement Disorder Called Dyskinesia
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Mood Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Reaction At The Site Of Administration
  • Chronic Muscle Twitches Or Movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Erythema Or Skin Redness
  • Headache
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Involuntary Muscle Movements
  • Joint Pain
  • Skin Irritation
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Throat Irritation

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Shallow Ulcer On The Skin
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Anemia
  • Angina, A Type Of Chest Pain
  • Chemical Leukoderma
  • Depression
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hallucinations
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of Blood Vessels In The Brain Or Spinal Cord
  • Liver Damage
  • Liver Problems
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Low Platelet Count And Bleeding From Immune Response
  • Manic Behavior
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Seizures
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Suicidal Thoughts

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A Groove In The Skin
  • A Type Of Skin Condition With Redness And Itching Called Eczema
  • A Worsening Of Tourette's Syndrome Symptoms
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Constriction Of Blood Vessels Of The Extremities
  • Contact Dermatitis, A Type Of Skin Rash That Occurs From Contact With An Offending Substance
  • Decreased Pigmentation Of The Skin
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Disturbance In The Ability Of The Eye To Focus
  • Feelings Of Hostility
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Irritability
  • Low Energy
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon, A Condition Where Blood Vessels Constrict Too Much With Coldness Or Stress

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