Gyne Lotrimin

Desoxyn Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pronunciation: meth am FET a meen
Brand: Desoxyn, Desoxyn Gradumet

Methamphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. Because it stimulates the central nervous system such as nerves and brain by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in your body. It help increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite, among other effects.

Desoxyn Dosage

  • For weight loss, the usual starting dose for adults and children 12 years and older is 5 milligrams taken one-half hour before each meal.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Desoxyn for weight loss have not been established in children under age 12.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Desoxyn

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

Side Effects of Desoxyn

Before taken Desoxyn 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 Desoxyn. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Exaggerated feeling of well-being
  • Feeling of unwellness or unhappiness
  • Headache
  • Impaired growth
  • Overstimulation
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tremor
  • Worsening of tics

Warnings and precautions before taking Desoxyn

  • If you have mild high blood pressure, then you should be used desoxyn with caution
  • You should also tell your doctor your medical history, such as allergies, diabetes, heart problems/cardiovascular disease such as arteriosclerosis, angina, eye problems, mental or mood disorders, thyroid problems.
  • After taken this drug, you may be feel dizzy. So you should use caution engaging in activities that requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Do not take methamphetamine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Desoxyn with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Desoxyn with the following:

  • Antidepressants classified as "tricyclics," such as Elavil, Pamelor, and Tofranil
  • Drugs classified as monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, such as the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate
  • Guanethidine
  • Insulin

After taken Desoxyn 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 Desoxyn overdose may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Kidney failure
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Nausea
  • Panic attacks
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Shock
  • Tremor

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