Methylin Warnings and Precautions
Understanding Methylin warnings and precautions can ensure a safe treatment process. Tell your healthcare provider if you have heart problems, epilepsy, glaucoma, or mental illness. You should not take the drug if you have certain allergies, glaucoma, or Tourette syndrome. Methylin warnings and precautions also include checking for high blood pressure before starting it and taking the tablets with a full glass of water to prevent choking.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Methylin® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or had a recent heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Mental illness, including bipolar disorder (manic depression), depression, and psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Difficulty swallowing
- Tourette syndrome
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
It's important to also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.