Dextroamphetamine or Dexedrine is a nervous system stimulant used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This drug is also used for weight reduction in obese patients.
This drug works in the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted and impulsive.
This drug is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment. This drug requires a prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.
Studies in children younger than 3 years of age regarding the relationship of age to the effects of dextroamphetamine tablets to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established.
Dextroamphetamine sustained-release capsule is not recommended to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children younger than 6 years of age.
Data on the relationship of age to the effects of dextroamphetamine in geriatric patients are still unavailable. Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate.
Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:
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