What is Desoxyn 5mg ?
Desoxyn 5mg is the brand name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, a stimulant medication typically given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as a treatment for obesity.
Desoxyn 5mg (Methamphetamine Hcl) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Dosage for Desoxyn 5mg
As with all medications, follow your methamphetamine prescription instructions exactly. When treating ADHD, Desoxyn is taken orally, once or twice daily. When treating obesity, Desoxyn is typically taken a half hour before each meal. Taking Desoxyn late in the evening can cause difficulty sleeping. Tablets are available in 5mg dosages.
The optimal dosage varies by patient; it is not determined by age, weight, or height, but rather by how a person metabolizes the medication.
Your doctor may adjust your prescribed dose of methamphetamine until you or your child experiences the best response – that is, the lowest dosage at which you experience the greatest improvement in symptoms without side effects. If you or your child exceeds the prescribed daily dosage, call your doctor or poison control, or seek emergency medical care.
During treatment, your doctor may periodically ask you to stop taking your Desoxyn so that he or she can monitor ADHD symptoms; check vital statistics including heart, and blood pressure; or evaluate height and weight. If any problems are found, your doctor may recommend discontinuing treatment.
After long-term usage, some patients develop a tolerance to Desoxyn. If you notice that your current dosage is no longer controlling symptoms, talk to your doctor to plan a course of action.
Interactions with methamphetamine 5mg
Do not take Desoxyn 5mg with any of the following medications:
• MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
• other stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
• certain medicines for blood pressure
• certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
• certain medicines for diabetes
• cold or allergy medicines
• phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.