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Who Should Not Take Metadate CD?

You should not take Metadate CD if you:


  • Will be having surgery using a halogenated anesthetic (Metadate CD should not be taken the day of surgery)


  • Have severe depression, schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, or a history of suicide attempts (or if you are thinking about suicide).
  • Have tics (abnormal body movements) or Tourette syndrome (or a family history of Tourette syndrome).
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:



Metadate CD Warnings and Precautions: A Summary

There are a number of situations in which Metadate CD should not be taken, as well as several warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Metadate CD warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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