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This medication has a risk of abuse and misuse. Only use this medication (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine extended-release capsules) as prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction.
This medication is used to treat attention deficit problems with hyperactivity. It may also be used for other reasons as determined by your doctor.
Prior to taking this medication, inform your doctor if you have an allergy to dextroamphetamine, amphetamine, or any other part of this medication. Inform your doctor of any allergies and the symptoms experienced. Inform your doctor if you or a family member have any of the following health problems: 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, stroke, or kidney disease. Inform your doctor if you are taking acetazolamide or sodium bicarbonate. Do not take this medication if you have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days, including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline. This medication may interact with linezolid or methylene blue. Do not take this medication while breastfeeding.
What to Know While Taking
Inform all healthcare providers that you are taking this medication. Avoid driving or performing tasks that require alertness until you know how this medication affects you. If you have been taking this medication 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 this medication stops working well. This medication may be habit-forming with long-term use. If you have been taking this medication for many weeks, talk to your doctor before stopping. You may need to have some heart tests before starting this medication. This medication may cause high blood pressure. Check blood pressure and heart rate as directed by your doctor. Have blood work checked as directed by your doctor. This medication may affect certain lab tests. Inform all healthcare providers and lab workers that you are taking this medication. Do not take antacids with this medication. Talk to your doctor before using over-the-counter products that may raise blood pressure, including cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids. Inform your doctor if you experience any new or worsening behavior or mood changes, including changes in thinking, anger, and hallucinations. This medication may cause serotonin syndrome if taken with certain other drugs. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience 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 vomiting, or severe headache. This medication may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may require regular growth checks. Different brands of this medication may be for use in different ages of children. Talk to your doctor before giving this medication to a child. Talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
How to Take
Take this medication as directed by your doctor. Read all information provided with the medication and follow instructions closely. Take with or without food, in the morning. Swallow whole; do not chew, break, or crush. You may sprinkle the contents of the capsule on applesauce, but do not chew. After mixing, take your dose right away; do not store for future use.
If you miss a dose, skip it and return to your normal schedule. Do not take it later in the day.
Some people may experience very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking this medication. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, high blood pressure, inability to get or maintain an erection, change in sex interest, seizures, trouble controlling body movements, restlessness, change in eyesight, erections that happen often or last a long time (males), change in color of hands or feet from pale to blue or red, numbness, pain, tingling, or cold feeling of the hands or feet, sores or wounds on the fingers or toes, muscle pain or weakness, dark urine