What may interact with Adderall XR?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
-other stimulant medicines for attention disorders
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-certain medicines for blood pressure
-certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
-certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
-certain medicines for stomach problems like cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, esomeprazole, omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole
-medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
-medicines for diabetes
-medicines or dietary supplements for weight loss or to stay awake
-narcotic medicines for pain
-St. John''s wort
What should I tell my health care provider before I take Adderall XR?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-anxiety or panic attacks
-circulation problems in fingers and toes
-hardening or blockages of the arteries or heart blood vessels
-heart disease or a heart defect
-high blood pressure
-history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem
-history of stroke
-suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member
-an unusual or allergic reaction to dextroamphetamine, other amphetamines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using Adderall XR?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor every time you need a refill.
This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this medicine affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness. Alcohol should be avoided with some brands of this medicine. Talk to your doctor or health care professional if you have questions.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dosage without talking to your doctor or health care professional.
Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely.
Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.
If you are going to need surgery, an MRI, a CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you notice unexplained wounds on your fingers and toes while taking this medicine. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you experience numbness or pain, changes in the skin color, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.