Amphetamine Oral Suspension (Dyanavel XR): A CNS Stimulant
This medication has a risk of abuse and misuse. Only use amphetamine oral suspension (Dyanavel XR) as directed 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. Your doctor may prescribe it for other reasons as well.
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.
You have blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, heart structure 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 linezolid or methylene blue.
You are breastfeeding.
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 medications (prescription or OTC), natural products, vitamins, and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without consulting your doctor.
What to Know or Do While Taking Amphetamine Oral Suspension
While taking amphetamine oral suspension, keep the following in mind:
Inform all your healthcare providers 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 effectively, 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 discontinuing it. You may need to gradually stop taking amphetamine oral suspension.
You may need to undergo some heart tests before starting amphetamine oral suspension. If you have any questions, speak with your doctor.
This medication may cause high blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure and heart rate as directed by your doctor.
Have your blood work checked as directed by your doctor.
This medication may affect certain lab tests. Inform all your healthcare providers and lab workers that you are taking amphetamine oral suspension.
You may need to avoid drinking alcohol with some products. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to determine if you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking amphetamine oral suspension.
New or worsening behavior and mood changes, such as changes in thinking, anger, and hallucinations, have occurred with 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. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience hallucinations, changes in behavior, or signs of mood changes like depression, thoughts of suicide, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, abnormal thinking, anxiety, or lack of interest in life.
Serotonin syndrome, a severe and sometimes fatal condition, may occur if you take amphetamine oral suspension with certain other drugs. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience agitation, balance changes, confusion, hallucinations, fever, fast or irregular heartbeat, flushing, muscle twitching or stiffness, seizures, shivering or shaking, excessive sweating, 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. Consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will need to weigh the benefits and risks of using amphetamine oral suspension while pregnant.
How to Take Amphetamine Oral Suspension
Take amphetamine oral suspension as directed by your doctor. Read all information provided to you and follow all instructions carefully. Some tips for taking amphetamine oral suspension include:</p