You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you or your child has:
- Heart problems of any kind, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or has recently had a heart attack
- Severe agitation, tension, or anxiety
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Mental illness, including bipolar disorder (manic depression), depression, and psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder)
- A history of suicide attempts (or if you are thinking about suicide)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Tourette syndrome
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Metadate and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Metadate CD Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Metadate CD may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle pains
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Metadate Overdose for more information.)