Dexedrine 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. Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) is an amphetamine, belonging to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants it is a Schedule II controlled substance. Dexedrine was often used in the late 60s and early 70s as a prescription diet aid, because one of the effects of such stimulant drugs is to suppress appetite. Dexedrine (and its more potent cousin Benzedrine) was also commonly (and illegally) used by college students, either for the stimulant high it provided or as a study aid.
Uses of Dexedrine
How to Take Dexedrine
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.
What are the Side Effects of Dexedrine 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 Dexedrine. More common side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Dexedrine Medication
What drugs may interact with Dexedrine Tablet
If Dexedrine is taken with certain foods or drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Dexedrine with the following:
What to do if you take Overdose of Dexedrine ?
An overdose of Dexedrine can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an acute Dexedrine overdose may include:
How to Store Dexedrine ?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
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