Helps you stay awake and focus. Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) is an effective and cheap medication used to treat ADHD, but it can be habit-forming and is not used for long-term treatment. Helps you focus and stay alert. Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is a first-choice treatment for ADHD that's available as a generic, but it's a stimulant, so it can cause difficulty sleeping and other side effects. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.89 Dexedrine
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Side effects Dexedrine Adderall
We haven’t found good data for Dexedrine side effects.
FDA side effect reports for Dexedrine »
Loss of appetite 34%
Dry mouth 30%
Difficulty sleeping 15%
Stomach pain 4%
More Adderall side effects » How it works Dexedrine Adderall Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) is a stimulant. It treats narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by increasing norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain. Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases the activity of the hormones norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Type of medication Dexedrine Adderall Prescription only Prescription only Available as Dexedrine Adderall Pill Extended release Liquid Used for Dexedrine Adderall Risk factors for serious side effects Dexedrine Adderall › History of heart problems › History of drug abuse › History of psychotic episodes › History of bipolar disorder › Children Detailed Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) risks & warnings » › History of heart problems › Misuse of Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) › History of drug abuse › Taking more than the prescribed dose › History of high blood pressure Detailed Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Alcohol Dexedrine Adderall No alcohol related info. › Don't take it with alcohol or illicit drugs.
Weight Dexedrine Adderall No weight related info. › Can cause blurry vision, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, dry mouth, or anxious feelings. Upsides and benefits Dexedrine Adderall › 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 used to treat ADHD. › Available in an immediate release and extended release form, which allows for once or twice a day dosing. › First-choice medication to treat ADHD. › Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is used in combination with counseling or other non-drug therapies to treat ADHD. › Available as a generic medication. › Available in both immediate and extended release forms. › For the extended release capsule, if you can't swallow the whole capsule, the capsule can be opened, mixed in a spoonful of applesauce, and swallowed. Downsides and risks Dexedrine Adderall › Fruit juice lowers the amount of Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) that gets into your body. › If you want to stop taking Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine), you have to talk to your doctor since stopping cold turkey can cause withdrawal symptoms. › Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) is usually not used long-term since it can be habit-forming. › Has to be taken in the morning and early afternoon, otherwise it can cause difficulty sleeping. › It's a controlled medication and should be locked up to prevent potential abuse. › Not safe for people with a history of heart problems. › For school-aged children, a second dose will likely need to be given at school. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Dexedrine Adderall › Take your last dose before early afternoon, otherwise you won't be able to sleep. › Don't take with fruit juice or vitamin C, because they'll lower the amount of Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) that gets into your body. › Can affect your concentration, so don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it. › If you've been taking Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) for a while and decide to stop it, you'll experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop it too fast. › Can cause reduced appetite, insomnia, and restlessness. › Can cause blurry vision, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, dry mouth, or anxious feelings. › Don't take it with alcohol or illicit drugs. › Can cause trouble sleeping, so don't take it close to bedtime. › If using the extended-release version, the first dose is best taken right after waking up in the morning. › Capsules can be opened and sprinkled on applesauce, which should be consumed immediately, and swallowed without chewing. Learn more More about Dexedrine Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Adderall Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert