Its generic name is serdexmethylphen-dexmethylphen. This combination medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-ADHD. It works by changing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain. Serdexmethyphenidate and dexmethylphenidate belong to the class of drugs known as stimulants. This product can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve your listening skills.
Who shouldn’t take Azstarys?
Do not take Azstarys if you or your child are:
Allergic to serdexmethyphenodate, methylphenidate, or any of the ingredients. Taking or have stopped taking within the past 14 days a medicine used to treat depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Read the medication guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking this drug and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication with or without feed as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Like most drugs, Azstarys may cause mild or serious side effects. The list below describes some of the more common side effects THAT Azstarys may cause. This list doesn’t include all possible side effects.
Mild side effects of Azstarys
Mild side effects of this drug include:
Increased blood pressure
Fast heart rate
Quick changes in emotion
Mild allergic reaction
Mild side effects of many drugs may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. But if they become bothersome, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects of Azstarys include:
Slow growth in children
Serious heart problems
Severe increase in heart rate
Boxed warnings: risk of misuse and risk of dependence
Severe allergic reaction
See also the warning section. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to this drug. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before using this medication, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially of high blood pressure, blood circulation problems, and heart problems.