- Amphetamine Oral Suspension (Dyanavel XR): A CNS Stimulant
- Uses of Amphetamine Oral Suspension
- What to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
- What to Know and Do While Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
- How to Take Amphetamine Oral Suspension
- Side Effects to Report to Your Doctor Immediately
- Other Side Effects of Amphetamine Oral Suspension
- How to Store and Dispose of Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Amphetamine Oral Suspension (Dyanavel XR): A CNS Stimulant
Amphetamine oral suspension (Dyanavel XR) has a risk of abuse and misuse. It should only be used as directed by a doctor. Patients should inform their doctor if they 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. Patients should consult with their doctor for more information.
What to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Prior to taking amphetamine oral suspension, patients should inform their doctor if they are allergic to it or any of its components, as well as any other drugs, foods, or substances. Patients should also disclose any health problems they have, including blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, heart structure problems, Tourette’s syndrome or tics, glaucoma, agitation, anxiety, overactive thyroid, drug abuse, stroke, or if they are taking acetazolamide or sodium bicarbonate. Additionally, patients should inform their doctor if they have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days or if they are taking linezolid or methylene blue. Patients who are breastfeeding should not take amphetamine oral suspension.
What to Know and Do While Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Patients taking amphetamine oral suspension should inform all of their healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. They should avoid driving or performing tasks that require alertness until they know how the medication affects them. Patients who have been taking amphetamine oral suspension for a long time or at high doses may develop tolerance and require higher doses for the same effect. Patients should not take more than the prescribed dose. Patients who have been taking amphetamine oral suspension for many weeks should consult with their doctor before stopping the medication. Patients may need to undergo heart tests before starting amphetamine oral suspension. The medication may cause high blood pressure, which should be monitored. Patients should have their blood work checked regularly and inform all healthcare providers and lab workers that they are taking amphetamine oral suspension. Patients should avoid drinking alcohol with some products and inform their doctor or pharmacist if they need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking amphetamine oral suspension. Patients should inform their doctor if they experience new or worsening behavior and mood changes, such as depression or bipolar illness, or if a family member has committed suicide. Patients should also inform their doctor if they experience symptoms of serotonin syndrome, a severe and sometimes deadly problem that may occur when taking amphetamine oral suspension with certain other drugs.
How to Take Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Patients should take amphetamine oral suspension as directed by their doctor. They should take it early in the day to prevent sleep problems and may take it with or without food. Patients should shake the medication well before use and measure liquid doses carefully using the measuring device provided. They should not add it to food or mix it with other liquids. Patients should put the cap back on after using their dose and consult with their doctor before using over-the-counter products that may raise blood pressure. Different brands of amphetamine oral suspension may be intended for use in different ages of children, so patients should consult with their doctor before giving it to a child.
Side Effects to Report to Your Doctor Immediately
Patients should contact their doctor immediately if they experience signs of an allergic reaction, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, shakiness, change in eyesight, seizures, trouble controlling body movements, change in color of hands or feet, 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, trouble passing urine, inability to get or keep an erection, change in sex interest, erections that happen often or last a long time (for males), heart attacks, strokes, or sudden deaths. Patients should also contact their doctor immediately if they experience new or worsening behavior and mood changes.
Other Side Effects of Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Patients may experience side effects while taking amphetamine oral suspension. These may include dizziness, tiredness, weakness, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, upset stomach, vomiting, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, headache, weight loss, bad taste in the mouth, nervousness, and restlessness. Patients should contact their doctor if they have any concerns about side effects.
How to Store and Dispose of Amphetamine Oral Suspension