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Dextrostat Antidepressant : Dextroamphetamine
Brand Name : Dextroamphetamine
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE (Dexedrine®, Dextrostat® and others) is a stimulant. It can improve attention span, concentration, and emotional control, and reduce restless or overactive behavior. This medicine treats attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can also help a condition called narcolepsy, an illness that makes it difficult to stay awake during normal daytime hours. This medication is rarely used for weight loss. Federal law prohibits the transfer of this medicine to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else. Generic dextroamphetamine tablets are available.
Uses of Dextrostat
- This medication stimulates nerve cells in the brain. It is used in the treatment of narcolepsy or attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in children and adults.
- Dextroamphetamine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments. It may help to increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, stay focused, and stop fidgeting.
- This drug may also be used to treat certain sleeping disorders (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day. It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.
How to Take Dextrostat
Take dextroamphetamine tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take your last dose at least 6 hours before bedtime. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.
Remember: The prescription for dextroamphetamine is only for the person for whom it was prescribed. Never share or give your prescription to anyone else.
What are the Side Effects of Dextrostat Medication
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Dextrostat. More common side effects may include:
- stomach upset
- loss of appetite
- dry mouth
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
- irritability or restlessness may occur
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
Warnings and precautions before taking Dextrostat Medication
- You cannot take this medication if you have: Heart disease or high blood pressure, Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), Glaucoma, A history of drug or alcohol abuse.
- This drug may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.
- Caution is advised when using this drug in children because it may affect weight, growth rate, and final height. The doctor may recommend temporarily stopping this medication from time to time to reduce this risk. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
What drugs may interact with Dextrostat Tablet
- Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, especially of: high blood pressure medicine, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), meperidine, digoxin, antidepressants.
- Foods and drugs that make your stomach/intestinal tract acidic may decrease absorption of dextroamphetamine. A partial listing of these items includes: fruit juices, reserpine, sodium acid phosphate, vitamin C, guanethidine.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
- Drugs that make your stomach/intestinal tract basic (alkaline) may increase absorption of dextroamphetamine. A partial listing of these include: sodium bicarbonate, acetazolamide.
What to do if you take Overdose of Dextrostat ?
Symptoms of overdose may include:
- stomach pain or cramping
- severe or persistent headache
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- seizures and loss of consciousness.
How to Store Dextrostat ?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.