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Indications for: METADATE ER

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adults and Children:

<6yrs: not established. Take before breakfast. Swallow whole or sprinkle contents onto applesauce (swallow immediately); do not crush, chew, or divide beads. ≥6yrs: initially 20mg once daily, may increase weekly by 10–20mg/day; max 60mg once daily.

METADATE ER Contraindications:

During or within 14 days of MAOIs. Marked anxiety, tension, agitation. Glaucoma. Motor tics. Tourette's syndrome in patient or family. Severe hypertension. Angina. Cardiac arrhythmias. Heart failure. Recent MI. Hyperthyroidism. Thyrotoxicosis. Surgery.

Boxed Warning:

Drug dependence.

METADATE ER Warnings/Precautions:

History of drug dependence or alcoholism; monitor for abnormal behavior. Increased risk of sudden death, stroke, and MI; assess for presence of cardiac disease before initiating. Avoid in known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and other cardiac problems. Pre-existing psychotic disorder. Bipolar disorder; screen for risk before initiation. Consider discontinuing if new psychotic/manic symptoms occur. Monitor for new or worsening aggressive behavior or hostility. Seizure disorder. Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's Phenomenon; monitor for digital changes. Monitor growth (esp. children), BP, HR, CBCs, differential, platelet counts. Reduce dose or discontinue if paradoxical aggravation of symptoms occur. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

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METADATE ER Classification:

CNS stimulant.

METADATE ER Interactions:

See Contraindications. Avoid alcohol. Caution with pressor agents. May potentiate anticonvulsants (eg, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone), oral anticoagulants, tricyclics, SSRIs, phenylbutazone. May be affected by agents that alter urinary pH. Risk of serotonin syndrome with serotonergic drugs.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, anorexia, abdominal pain, insomnia, dizziness, nervousness; priapism, hypertension, tachycardia, visual disturbances.

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