Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If too much of this medicine is taken, it may become habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working properly after using it for several weeks, check with your doctor first and do not increase the dose.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Amphetamine is used for different conditions and comes in different forms. Make sure you understand how to take your prescribed brand.

It is best to take this medicine when you wake up in the morning. You may take this medicine with or without food.

Measure the extended-release oral suspension with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid. Shake the bottle before each use. Do not mix Adzenys ER™ with any food or liquid before taking it.

If you are using the extended-release oral disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove Adzenys XR-ODT® from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push Adzenys XR-ODT® through the foil. You may push Evekeo ODT™ through the back of the foil to remove it. Place the whole tablet on your tongue. It should melt quickly. Do not chew or crush it. You may move the tablet around between the tongue and the roof of the mouth until it melts.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For ADHD:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release oral disintegrating tablets):
      • Adzenys XR-ODT®:
        • Adults—12.5 milligrams (mg) once a day, in the morning.
        • Children 13 to 17 years of age and older—At first, 6.3 mg once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 12.5 mg per day.
        • Children 6 to 12 years of age—At first, 6.3 mg once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 18.8 mg per day.
        • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Evekeo ODT™:
        • Children 6 to 17 years of age—At first, 5 milligrams (mg) 1 or 2 times a day, in the morning. You may add another dose after 4 to 6 hours. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
        • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release suspension):
      • Adzenys ER™:
        • Adults—12.5 milligrams (mg) (10 mL) once a day, in the morning.
        • Children 13 to 17 years of age and older—At first, 6.3 mg (5 mL) once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 12.5 mg (10 mL) per day.
        • Children 6 to 12 years of age—At first, 6.3 mg (5 mL) once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 18.8 mg (15 mL) per day.
        • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Dyanavel™:
        • Adults and children 6 years of age and older—At first, 2.5 or 5 milligrams (mg) once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
        • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and children 6 years of age and older—At first, 5 milligrams (mg) 1 or 2 times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children 3 to 5 years of age—At first, 2.5 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
      • Children younger than 3 years of age—Use is not recommended.
  • For narcolepsy:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mg per day.
      • Children 6 to 11 years of age—At first, 5 mg once a day, in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For weight loss:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—5 to 10 milligrams (mg) per day, taken 30 to 60 minutes before each meal. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 30 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.