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It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
               



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What is this medicine?

METHAMPHETAMINE (meth am FET a meen) is used to treat attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug may also be used together with diet and exercise in the short- term treatment of obesity.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease or a heart defect
  • high blood pressure
  • history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem
  • psychotic illness, depressed mood, or suicidal thoughts
  • seizures
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
  • thyroid problems
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to methamphetamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • lithium
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
  • melatonin
  • meperidine
  • modafinil
  • other stimulant medicines like dexmethylphenidate, methylphenidate
  • pimozide
  • procarbazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for diabetes
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

               
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