Generic Name: Amphetamine (am FET a meen)
Drug Class: Central Nervous System Stimulant
Table of Contents
- How to Take It
- Side Effects
- Warnings & Precautions
- Drug Interactions
- Dosage & Missing a Dose
- Pregnancy or Nursing
- More Information
Adzenys XR-ODT (Amphetamine) affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to impulse control and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is prescribed to people who experience more difficulty controlling their actions, focusing, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age. It is is a central nervous system stimulant.
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.
How to Take It
Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.
Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include:
- unpleasant taste
- difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
- dry mouth
- skin redness
- hives or welts
- skin rash or itching
- inability to have or keep an erection
- loss in sexual desire and ability
- loss of appetite
- decreased interest in sexual intercourse
- weight loss
Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms that become bothersome, including:
- trouble sleeping
- severe mental changes
- blurred vision
- uncontrolled repetitive movements
- twitching muscles
- dark-colored urine
Warnings & Precautions
- If you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 2 weeks, DO NOT use amphetamine.
- Tell your physician to stimulant medications, including amphetamine, benzphetamine, dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, in Adderall), lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), or methamphetamine (Desoxyn). Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any other medications.
- DO NOT share amphetamine with another person, especially with someone with a history of drug addiction/abuse. It may be habit-forming.
- Tell your physician if you or anyone in your family has experienced depression, seizures, kidney disease, mental illness, an abnormal brain wave test, or circulatory problems in hands or feet.
- If you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction or experience severe tension or anxiety DO NOT use this medication.
- DO NOT administer this drug to any child under the age of 6 years old.
- For an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
Before taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes supplements and herbal products.
Dosage & Missed Dose
Follow all directions exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Adzenys XR-ODT is available in oral tablet, oral suspension, extended release, oral tablet, disintegrating, and extended release.
If you skip a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses or take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (preferably not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Taking this medication can cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is also not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider, or you can visit this website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a616004.html
Overall Review of this Medication
Psych Central. (2016). Adzenys XR-ODT. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 29, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/drugs/adzenys-xr-odt/