Amphetamine Oral Suspension (Dyanavel XR): A Comprehensive Guide
Generic and Brand Name
Generic Name: Amphetamine Oral Suspension (Dyanavel XR) [am-FET-a-meen]
Brand Name: Dyanavel XR
Drug Class: CNS Stimulants
This medicine has a risk of abuse and misuse. Use amphetamine oral suspension (Dyanavel XR) only as prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction.
Uses of Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Amphetamine oral suspension is primarily used to treat attention deficit problems with hyperactivity. However, it may also be prescribed for other reasons. Consult your doctor for more information.
What to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Prior to taking amphetamine oral suspension, inform your doctor if:
You are allergic to amphetamine oral suspension or any of its components, other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and the symptoms you experienced.
You or a family member have blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, heart structure problems, other heart problems, or Tourette’s syndrome or tics.
You have glaucoma, agitation, anxiety, or overactive thyroid.
You have a history of drug abuse or stroke.
You are taking acetazolamide or sodium bicarbonate.
You have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline.
You are taking linezolid or methylene blue.
You are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while taking amphetamine oral suspension.
Note that this is not an exhaustive list of all drugs or health problems that may interact with amphetamine oral suspension. Inform your doctor and pharmacist about all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, natural products, vitamins, and health problems. Do not change the dose of any drug without consulting your doctor.
What to Know and Do While Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
While taking amphetamine oral suspension, remember to:
Inform all your healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists, that you are taking amphetamine oral suspension.
Avoid driving or performing other tasks that require alertness until you know how amphetamine oral suspension affects you.
If you have been taking amphetamine oral suspension for a long time or at high doses, it may not work as well, and you may require higher doses to achieve the same effect. This is known as tolerance. Contact your doctor if amphetamine oral suspension stops working well. Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
If you have been taking amphetamine oral suspension for several weeks, consult your doctor before stopping. You may need to taper off the medication gradually.
You may need to undergo some heart tests before starting amphetamine oral suspension. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor.
Amphetamine oral suspension may cause high blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure and heart rate as directed by your doctor.
Have your blood work checked as instructed by your doctor.
Amphetamine oral suspension may affect certain lab tests. Inform all your healthcare providers and lab workers that you are taking amphetamine oral suspension.
Avoid drinking alcohol with some products. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to see if you need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking amphetamine oral suspension.
Inform your doctor if you or a family member have any mental or mood problems like depression or bipolar illness, or if a family member has committed suicide. Call your doctor right away if you experience hallucinations, changes in behavior, mood changes like depression, thoughts of suicide, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, abnormal thinking, anxiety, or lack of interest in life.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience agitation, confusion, fever, fast or abnormal heartbeat, flushing, muscle twitching or stiffness, seizures, shivering or shaking, sweating profusely, severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or vomiting, or severe headache. These may be signs of serotonin syndrome, a severe and sometimes fatal condition that may occur when taking amphetamine oral suspension with certain other drugs.
Children and teens taking amphetamine oral suspension may experience growth problems in some cases. They may require regular growth checks. Consult your doctor for