Compare Desoxyn vs. Dexedrine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

Prescription only
Helps you focus and lose weight.

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) is an effective and cheap medication used to treat ADHD, but it can be habit-forming and is not used for long-term treatment.

6.2/ 7 average rating with 19 reviewsforDesoxyn
Treats attention deficit disorder.

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is an effective medicine for treatment of ADHD, but often abused for recreational purposes.

5.9/ 7 average rating with 28 reviewsforDexedrine
Upsides
  • Recommended as a first-choice medication to treat ADHD in both adults and children.
  • Available as a generic, so it is cheaper than other medications to treat ADHD.
  • Recommended as a first-choice treatment of ADHD.
  • Available as generic version.
  • For more flexible dosing schedule, Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is available in short and long formulations.
  • If you have difficulty swallowing pills, Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is available as a liquid.
Downsides
  • Only recommended for weight loss if other medications and plans haven't worked.
  • Only used for short-term treatment because it is habit-forming.
  • If you want to stop taking Desoxyn (Methamphetamine), talk to your doctor since stopping can cause withdrawal symptoms.
  • Not safe for use in children younger than 12 years.
  • Taking Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can decrease your appetite.
  • If taken late in the day, Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can cause insomnia.
  • People who take high doses of Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) are more likely to have anxiety, restlessness, or irritability.
  • Requires a new prescription from your doctor every month.
  • Not a good option if you have a history of seizures.
  • Can be habit-forming so make sure you use it only as prescribed.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
19 
84%
think this treatment is worth it
79%
think this treatment works well
11%
think this treatment is a hassle

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28 
89%
think this treatment is worth it
79%
think this treatment works well
21%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Serious or life-threatening cardiovascular events

    History of heart problems

  • Abuse and dependence

    History of drug abuse

  • Aggressive behavior and psychosis

    History of psychotic episodes

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Long-term growth suppression

    Children

  • Seizures

    History of seizures

  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Drug interactions

    Taking MAO inhibitors, insulin and other high blood pressure medicine

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  • Abuse and dependence

    History of drug abuse

  • Serious or life-threatening heart problems

    History of heart problems

  • Aggressive behavior and psychosis

    History of psychotic episodes

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Long-term growth suppression

    Children

  • Seizures

    History of seizures

  • Serotonin Syndrome (rare, life-threatening)

    Using other medicines that increase serotonin levels in the brain

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