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Precautions and Warnings With Dexmethylphenidate

Who Should Not Take Dexmethylphenidate?

You should not take dexmethylphenidate if you:
  • Are allergic to Focalin, dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride (or methylphenidate hydrochloride), or any inactive component used to make dexmethylphenidate. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
  • Have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation.
  • Have tics (abnormal body movements) or Tourette syndrome (or a family history of Tourette syndrome).
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Precautions and Warnings With Dexmethylphenidate: Summary

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