6.2/ 7 average rating with 19 reviewsforDesoxyn

Desoxyn
Alternatives

(Methamphetamine)

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

Prescription only

Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine)

Prescription only
1 of 8 alternatives
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.

Helps you focus and stay alert.

Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) is a first-choice treatment for ADHD and you only have to take it once a day. However, it's only available as brand name drug, so it can be expensive.

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.
  • First-choice medication to treat ADHD.
  • Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) is used in combination with counseling or other non-drug therapies to treat ADHD.
  • Usually dosed once a day, so parents don't need to send the medication with their children to school.
  • The capsule can be taken whole, or opened into a glass of water or orange juice, or swallowed in a spoonful of yogurt.
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.
  • Has to be taken in the morning, otherwise it can cause insomnia later that night.
  • Not available as a generic medication, so it can be expensive.
  • It's a controlled medication and should be locked up to prevent potential abuse.
  • Not safe for people with a history of heart problems.
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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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491 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
49%
think this treatment works well
17%
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.
10possible side effects
  • Decreased Appetite
    27%
  • Insomnia
    27%
  • Dry Mouth
    26%
  • Diarrhea
    7%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Any side effect
    6%
  • Anxiety
    6%
  • Anorexia
    5%
  • Feeling Jittery
    4%
  • Agitation
    3%
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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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  • High blood pressure

    Taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) 14 days before starting

  • Abuse and dependence

    History of drug abuse

  • Serious or life-threatening cardiovascular events

    History of heart problems

  • Aggressive behavior and psychosis

    History of psychotic episodes

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Long-term growth suppression

    Children ages 6 to 12

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