Metadate CD Warnings and Precautions
You should not take Metadate CD if you:
- Are allergic to Metadate CD, methylphenidate hydrochloride, or any inactive component used to make the drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have severe high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain, an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), heart failure, or have had a recent heart attack.
- Have uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- Have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation
- 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.