Desoxyn

(Methamphetamine)

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6.16Desoxyn

Helps you focus and lose weight.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Desoxyn
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methamphetamine)
Prices and discounts
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$239.71

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.
People’s experience with Desoxyn

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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.
How it works

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) is a stimulant. It treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and weight loss by increasing norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain.

Quick facts about Desoxyn
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methamphetamine)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
People’s experience with Desoxyn

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Side effect rates for Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

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Risks and Warnings for Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems

    Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) has been associated with heart attack, stroke, and sudden death. Anyone with a history of heart problems shouldn't take it, and people should be screened for heart problems before starting it. Watch out for unexplained fainting or chest pain that comes on with physical activity.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Common concerns from people taking Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

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  • If you're taking Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) for weight loss, take it 30 minutes before a meal. Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) can affect your concentration, so don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
  • Only recommended for weight loss if other medications and plans haven't worked.