What is Dexedrine 15mg?
Dexedrine 15mg is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat narcolepsy.
Dexedrine belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.
Dexedrine is similar to other brand-name dextroamphetamine-based drugs such as:
Adderall (dextroamphetamine + amphetamine).
Though the effects may be similar, Dexedrine 5mg differs from some other commonly prescribed stimulant medications like Concerta and Ritalin as those are formulated with another drug called methylphenidate.
Side effects Dexedrine 15mg
Common side effects of Dexedrine include:
- Appetite loss
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
- Abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Changes in sex drive
- Involuntary movements
- Mood swings
- Stomach upset
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Weight loss
Other side effects of Dexedrine 15mg include:
- Heart palpitations
- Fast heart rate
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Dry mouth
Postmarketing side effects of Dexedrine 15mg reported include:
- Musculoskeletal: Muscle wasting (rhabdomyolysis)
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur.
Administer the first dose of the day upon awakening. Subsequent doses during the day, if given, should be administered at least 6 hours before bedtime to avoid interference with sleep.
When used as an anorectic, give dose 30—60 minutes before meals.
Advanced arteriosclerosis, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, known hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to the sympathomimetic amines, glaucoma.
Patients with a history of drug abuse.
During or within 14 days following the administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (hypertensive crisis may result).
Manifestations of Dexedrine 15mg overdose include restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia, rapid respiration, confusion, assaultiveness, hallucinations, panic states, hyperpyrexia and rhabdomyolysis. Fatigue and depression usually follow the central nervous system stimulation. Serotonin syndrome has also been reported. Cardiovascular effects include arrhythmias,hypertension or hypotension and circulatory collapse. Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Fatal poisoning is usually preceded by convulsions and coma.