Dexedrine

(dextroamphetamine)

4.3/ 5 average rating with 28 reviewsforDexedrine
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Treats attention deficit disorder.

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

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

Upsides

  • 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.
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People’s experience with Dexedrine

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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant that acts on the brain to increase attention and focus.

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

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
People’s experience with Dexedrine

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What to expect when you take Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for Narcolepsy

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  • Increased heart rate/Palpitations
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Insomnia/Difficulty sleeping
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Physical dependence
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Side effect rates for Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)

Risks and Warnings for Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of drug abuse

    Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) has a risk of abuse and dependence. Take only what's prescribed by a doctor to minimize risks of abuse and overdose. People with a history of drug abuse shouldn't take it.

    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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid mixing with alcohol, recreational drugs, or other mind-altering medicines.
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Dexedrineon 9/5/2016Don't take more that prescribed or mix it with alcohol. Can be pretty addictive and if you stop taking it after a long time you will feel a total lack of energy etc
    25
    Man
    ADHD
Pain
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Dexedrineon 9/25/2016This will cause dry mouth leading to mouth and tongue pain if you do not stay hydrated. Drink a glass of water every hour you're awake (caffeinated beverages do *NOT* count!). The need to pee all of the time beats the mouth pain.
    50
    Man
    Narcolepsy