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Dexedrine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It is in a class of medications known as central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain, that may cause unbalance.

Dexedrine Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 5 to 60 milligrams per day, divided into smaller, equal doses.

Uses of Dexedrine

  • Dextroamphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Dexedrine

Before taken Dexedrine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Dexedrine. Side effects may include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Personality changes
  • Schizophrenia-like thoughts and behavior
  • Severe insomnia
  • Severe skin disease

Warnings and precautions before taking Dexedrine:

  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to dextroamphetamine, or any other medications. If you are taking the tablets, tell your doctor if you are allergic to tartrazine or aspirin.
  • You should not take dextroamphetamine if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, and tranylcypromine, or have stopped taking them within the past 2 weeks.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should tell your doctor what nutritional supplements you are taking, especially glutamic acid (L-glutamine).

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Dexedrine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Dexedrine with the following:

  • Ammonium chloride
  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
  • Glutamic acid hydrochloride
  • Haloperidol
  • Lithium carbonate
  • Methenamine
  • Reserpine
  • Sodium acid phosphate
Overdose

After taken Dexedrine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Dexedrine overdose include

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Coma
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hallucinations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Panic
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor


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