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Dyanavel XR (Generic Amphetamine)

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Amphetamine usage can lead to addiction. Take the medication as directed by your doctor; do not increase the dosage, take it more frequently, or take it for longer. If you overdose on amphetamine, you can feel the need to take bigger doses of the drug and might notice strange behavioral changes. If you or a caregiver see any of the following symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away: heart palpitations, dilation of the pupils, sweating, an unusually heightened mood, restlessness, irritability, trouble falling or remaining asleep, anger, aggression, anxiety, appetite loss, loss of coordination, uncontrollably moving a part of the body, flushed skin, vomiting, stomach pain, or thoughts of hurting or killing oneself or others or planning or trying to do so. Overusing amphetamine may also cause serious heart problems or sudden death.

Inform your physician if you or any family member consumes or has ever consumed excessive amounts of alcohol, uses or has ever used illegal substances, or has misused prescribed prescriptions. Most likely, your doctor won’t write an amphetamine prescription for you.

A doctor should always be consulted before stopping amphetamine use, particularly if you have taken the drug excessively. Your doctor will likely gradually reduce your dosage and keep a close eye on you during this period. Depression and excessive fatigue are possible side effects. if, after abusing amphetamine, you abruptly quit using it.

Never donate, sell, or allow someone else to take your prescription. It is illegal to sell or give amphetamine since it can hurt other people. Amphetamine should be kept in a secure location that is ideally locked to prevent accidental or intentional theft by others. To ensure you are aware of any missing tablets or suspension (liquid), keep track of how much is remaining.

When you start amphetamine medication and every time you refill your prescription, you will get the manufacturer’s patient information sheet (Medication Guide) from your doctor or pharmacist. If you have any questions, make sure to approach your pharmacist or doctor after thoroughly reading the material.

Why is this medication prescribed?

As part of a treatment program, amphetamine (Adzenys ER, Adzenys XR, Dyanavel XR, Evekeo, Evekeo ODT, and others) is used to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which affects both adults and children and is characterized by difficulties focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet compared to people of the same age. Narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that involves excessive daytime sleepiness and abrupt episodes of sleep, is also treated with amphetamine (Evekeo, among others). In addition, obese persons who are unable to lose weight are prescribed amphetamine (Evekeo, among others) for a brief length of time (a few weeks), in conjunction with a low-calorie diet and an exercise regimen. Amphetamine belongs to the group of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants. It functions by altering the brain’s natural chemical composition.

How should this medicine be used?

Amphetamine is available in the following forms: immediate-release tablet (Evekeo), oral disintegrating tablet (Evekeo ODT), extended-release (long-acting) oral disintegrating tablet (Adzenys XR), and extended-release (long-acting) oral suspension (Adzenys ER, Dyanavel XR). Typically, one morning dose of the extended-release solution is given with or without meals. Usually used in the morning, the oral disintegrating pill can be taken with or without food or liquid. Typically, one daily morning dose of the extended-release oral disintegrating tablet is given with or without food. The immediate-release tablet is typically given 1 to 3 times a day, 4 to 6 hours apart, with the first dose taken in the morning, for the treatment of narcolepsy or ADHD. The tablet can be taken with or without food. The immediate-release tablet is typically given 30 to 60 minutes before meals in order to aid with weight loss. It is not advisable to take amphetamine in the late afternoon or evening as it may make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Pay close attention to the instructions on the label of your prescription and ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain anything you do not understand. Adhetamine should be taken exactly as prescribed.

Do not chew or crush the extended-release pills; instead, swallow them whole.

Avoid attempting to force the extended-release orally disintegrating tablet (Adzenys XR) or the orally disintegrating tablet (Evekeo ODT) through the blister pack foil. Instead, remove the foil wrapper with dry hands. Remove the tablet and put it in your mouth right away. Saliva can be used to quickly dissolve the tablet and swallow it. The tablet can be swallowed without water.

Before every usage, give the extended-release suspension (Adzenys ER, Dyanavel XR) a good shake to ensure that the drug is mixed equally.

Adzenys ER, an extended-release suspension, should not be mixed with other beverages or added to meals.

It’s crucial to precisely measure and take your dose of the extended-release suspension using an oral syringe (measuring device). If you were not given a device, ask your pharmacist for one. After each usage, give the oral syringe a thorough cleaning.

Your doctor will likely start you on a low dosage of amphetamine for ADHD treatment, and then progressively raise it every 4 to 7 days, depending on the prescription. Periodically, your doctor might advise you to stop using amphetamine to see whether the medicine is still necessary. Pay close attention to these instructions.

If your doctor prescribes amphetamine for narcolepsy, they will likely start you on a low dosage and raise it gradually no more than once a week. Pay close attention to these instructions.

One amphetamine product cannot be used in place of another since the body absorbs the medication in each one differently. Your physician will advise you on the appropriate dosage if you are changing products.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you think this medicine could be recommended for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

When taking Amphetamine, it’s essential to follow certain precautions:

  • If you have an allergy to amphetamine, other stimulant medications like benzphetamine, methamphetamine (Desoxyn), lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, in Adderall), or any other medications, let your doctor and pharmacist know. For an ingredient list, consult the Medication Guide or ask your pharmacist.
  • If you take any of the following drugs or have not taken any in the last two weeks, let your doctor or pharmacist know: isocarboxazid (Marplan), linezolid (Zyvox), methylene blue, phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
  • Amphetamine and some drugs shouldn’t be combined. When used with amphetamine, other drugs may require dosage adjustments or further monitoring. Before beginning amphetamine use, be sure you have discussed with your doctor and pharmacist any medications you now take or want to take. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before beginning, stopping, or altering any medication while using amphetamine.
  • Amphetamine and the following over-the-counter or herbal medications may interact: St. John’s wort; tryptophan or any nutritional supplements you take, such as sodium acid phosphate or sodium bicarbonate (Arm and Hammer Baking Soda, Soda Mint); heartburn or ulcer medications, such as omeprazole (Prilosec, in Zegerid), cimetidine (Tagamet), loratadine, fexofenadine, or cetirizine; and allergy medications (diphenhydramine, loratadine, fexofenadine, chlorpheniramine or cetirizine). Before using amphetamine, be sure to inform your pharmacist and doctor that you are taking these medications. When taking amphetamine, do not begin taking any of these medications without first talking to your doctor.
  • Inform your physician if you have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation, or if you have hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone. Most likely, your doctor will advise against amphetamine use.
  • Inform your physician if there is a family history of sudden death or abnormal heartbeat. Furthermore disclose to your physician any recent cardiac arrests, heart defects, arteriosclerosis (artery hardening), coronary artery disease (heart-related blood vessel narrowing), high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle thickening), heart or blood vessel disease, or other heart issues. Your heart and blood arteries will be examined by your physician to determine your level of health. If you already have a heart condition or are at high risk of developing one, your doctor will likely advise against amphetamine use.
  • Inform your physician if you or any member of your family currently suffers from or has ever experienced depression, bipolar disorder (a condition in which mood swings from being depressed to being abnormally excited), mania (a frenzied, abnormally excited mood), psychosis, motor tics (uncontrollably repeated movements), verbal tics (uncontrollably repeated sounds or words), Tourette’s syndrome (a condition in which a person feels compelled to repeat sounds or movements repeatedly), or has considered or actually attempted suicide. Additionally, let your doctor know if you currently have renal disease, an abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG), or have ever experienced seizures.
  • Inform your physician if you intend to get pregnant or are already pregnant. Contact your physician if you become pregnant while using amphetamines.
  • Avoid nursing if you are using amphetamines.
  • Till you are certain of how this medication will affect you, avoid operating machinery or driving a car.
  • When using amphetamine, avoid consuming alcohol. Amphetamine side effects may worsen if you drink alcohol.
  • As part of an all-encompassing treatment plan for ADHD, which may also involve counseling and special education, amphetamine should be administered. Make sure you adhere to all recommendations given by your therapist or doctor.
  • You should be aware that children and teenagers who take amphetamine may die suddenly, especially if they have major cardiac conditions or cardiac abnormalities. Adults who use this prescription may also experience sudden death, a heart attack, or a stroke, particularly if they have major heart conditions or cardiac abnormalities. If your child or you have any symptoms of cardiac problems while taking this drug, such as fainting, shortness of breath, or chest discomfort, contact your doctor straight once.

Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and ask any questions you have about using Amphetamine safely and effectively.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

If you plan to drink fruit juice while taking this medication, consult your doctor.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

As soon as you recall, take the missed dose. On the other hand, if the next dose is almost here, skip the one you missed and stick to your usual dosage plan. Never take two doses to make up for something you forgot to take.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Amphetamine, like any medication, can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Common side effects of Amphetamine may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Stomach cramps
  • Weight loss
  • Nose bleeding
  • Headache
  • Grinding or clenching teeth during sleep
  • Nervousness
  • Changes in sex drive or ability
  • Painful menstruation
  • Pain or burning when urinating

These side effects are usually mild and transient, resolving as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you experience more severe side effects seek medical attention immediately.

In some cases, Amphetamine can also cause more serious side effects, such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
  • Motor or verbal tics
  • Believing things that are not true
  • Feeling unusually suspicious of others
  • Hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • Mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood)
  • Agitation, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), fever, sweating, confusion, fast heartbeat, shivering, severe muscle stiffness or twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Changes in vision or blurred vision
  • Blistering or peeling skin
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Numbness, pain, or sensitivity to temperature in the fingers or toes
  • Skin color change from pale to blue to red in the fingers or toes
  • Unexplained wounds appearing on fingers or toes

In children and teenagers, amphetamine usage can result in abrupt death, particularly in those with heart abnormalities or other major heart issues. In adults, especially those with heart abnormalities or significant cardiac issues, this medicine may also result in sudden death, heart attack, or stroke. If your child or you have any symptoms of cardiac problems while taking this drug, such as fainting, shortness of breath, or chest discomfort, contact your doctor straight once. Discuss the dangers of using this drug with your doctor.

Amphetamine may cause development retardation or weight gain in kids. The physician will closely monitor the growth of your child. If you are worried about your child’s weight gain or growth while taking this medicine, speak with your child’s doctor. Discuss the dangers of giving your child amphetamine with their physician.

Other adverse effects of amphetamine could occur. If you have any odd side effects while taking this medicine, contact your doctor.

It’s important to discuss any concerns about side effects with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on managing side effects and determine if Amphetamine is the right medication for you based on your individual medical history and needs.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication out of children’s reach and in the sealed container it came in. The blister packs for the orally disintegrating tablets should be kept in the accompanying plastic sleeves. After removing the extended-release orally disintegrating tablet blister packages from the carton, place them in the hard plastic travel case. Keep it out of the bathroom and at room temperature, away from light, extreme heat, and moisture.

All medication should be kept out of children’s sight and reach because many containers (such as those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers, as well as weekly pill minders) are readily opened by small children and are not child-resistant. Lock safety caps at all times, and put the medication in a secure spot that is out of young children’s access and sight right quickly to prevent poisoning.

It is important to dispose of unnecessary prescriptions in a specific manner so that children, dogs, and other people cannot ingest them. But this drug is not something you should flush down the toilet. The best way to get rid of your medication is to use a service called medicine take-back. To find out more about take-back initiatives in your area, speak with your pharmacist or get in touch with the recycling and trash department.

In case of emergency/overdose

  • Seek Medical Assistance: If you suspect an overdose of Amphetamine or experience severe symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, or seizures, seek immediate medical attention by calling emergency services or going to the nearest emergency room.
  • Poison Control: You can also contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 for guidance on what to do in case of an overdose.

An overdose may manifest as any of the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Shaking of a part of the body
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Depression
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Seizures
  • Coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time)

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments. To monitor your blood pressure and how your body reacts to amphetamine, your doctor may prescribe specific tests.

Inform your doctor and the laboratory staff that you take amphetamines before beginning any laboratory tests.

Refilling this prescription is not possible. you ensure that you never run out of medication, make sure you regularly arrange appointments with your doctor.

It is crucial that you maintain a written record of every medication you take, including over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs, as well as any dietary supplements, vitamins, and minerals. This list should accompany you to all doctor appointments and hospital admissions. Additionally, having this information on hand is crucial in case of an emergency.

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