Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets: Uses, Precautions, and Side Effects
Generic Name and Brand Names
Generic name: Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets [ am-FET-a-meen ]
Brand names: Adzenys XR-ODT, Evekeo ODT
This medicine has a risk of abuse and misuse. Use this medicine (amphetamine orally disintegrating tablets) only as you were told by your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been addicted to any drugs or alcohol.
Uses of Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets
It is used to treat attention deficit problems with hyperactivity.
It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
Precautions Before Taking Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if:
You are allergic to this medicine or any other drugs, foods, or substances.
You or a family member have any health problems such as blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, heart structure problems or other heart problems, Tourette’s syndrome or tics, glaucoma, agitation, anxiety, overactive thyroid, 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 any of these drugs: Linezolid or methylene blue.
You are breast-feeding.
This is not a complete list of all drugs or health problems that may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems.
Things to Know or Do While Taking Amphetamine Orally Disintegrating Tablets
While taking this medicine:
Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine.
Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
If you have been taking this medicine for a long time or at high doses, it may not work as well and you may need higher doses to get the same effect. Call your doctor if this medicine stops working well. Do not take more than ordered.
If you have been taking this medicine for many weeks, talk with your doctor before stopping. You may want to slowly stop this medicine.
You may need to have some heart tests before starting this medicine. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.
This medicine may cause high blood pressure. Check blood pressure and heart rate as the doctor has told you.
Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor.
This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine.
You may need to avoid drinking alcohol with some products. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist to see if you need to avoid drinking alcohol with this medicine.
New or worse behavior and mood changes like change in thinking, anger, and hallucinations have happened with this medicine. Tell 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 have hallucinations; change in the way you act; or signs of mood changes like depression, thoughts of suicide, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life.
A severe and sometimes deadly problem called serotonin syndrome may happen if you take this medicine with certain other drugs. Call your doctor right away if you have agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or severe headache.
This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using