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Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine

Generic name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine [am-FET-a-meen-and-DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen]
Names of brands: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis
Forms of dosage: oral capsule, extended release (10 mg; 12.5 mg; 15 mg; 20 mg; 25 mg; 30 mg; 37.5 mg; 5 mg; 50 mg);… display all two dosage forms.
Drug class: CNS stimulants

What is Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?

Amphetamine as well as dextroamphetamine are central neurosystem stimulants that alter brain chemicals as well as nerves, which contribute to increased activity and impulse control.Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are effective combination medications that are used to treat the symptoms of narcolepsy as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine could be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine can result in serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Symptoms of heart trouble: chest pain, breathing problems, and feeling as if you could be stricken;
  • Signs of psychosis—hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behaviour problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia;
  • Symptoms of circulatory issues: numbness, discomfort, a cold feeling, and unidentified wounds. The appearance of your skin (pale red, pale blue appearance) on your toes and fingers;
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Muscles are twitching (tics)
  • Changes within your eyes

Get medical attention immediately. If you experience indications associated with serotonin syndrome, which include hallucinations, agitation, sweating, fever chills, shivering, rapid heart rate, stiffness of muscles and twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea,Long-term use of stimulant medicines could affect the growth of children. Talk to your doctor if you notice that your child isn't growing at a steady rate using dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.

Common negative effects of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine could be:

  • Nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite.
  • Weight loss;
  • Mood swings, feeling anxious or irritable
  • Rapid heart rate;
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Dry mouth.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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This medication is a substance of abuse. Talk to your doctor if you've been struggling with addiction issues, such as drug and alcohol addiction.Stimulants have led to heart attacks, strokes, and sudden deaths in those suffering from high blood pressure cardiovascular disease or deficiency in the heart.Do not take this medication in the event that you've used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, including isocarboxazid or linezolid, blue injections, phenelzine, rasagiline, and selegiline.Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can trigger an increase or worsening of psychosis (unusual thoughts or behaviour), especially in the case of a past history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder.You could be suffering from blood circulation problems that may cause pain, numbness, or discoloration of your toes or fingers.Call your doctor right away if you have: signs of heart problems—chest pain, feeling light-headed or short of breath; signs of psychosis—paranoia, aggression, new behaviour problems, seeing or hearing things that are not real; signs of circulation problems—unexplained wounds on your fingers or toesIt is possible that you will not be able to use this medication if you suffer from glaucoma, thyroid hyperactivity, or severe agitation. to extreme hypertension, heart disease, coronary artery disease, or a history of substance or alcohol dependency.

Prior to use this drug

Avoid using amphetamine or dextroamphetamine in the event that you have previously taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, Methylene blue injection, rasagiline, and phenelzine, as well as tranylcypromine and others.

You might not be able to take amphetamine and dextroamphetamine if you are:

  • An allergy to stimulant medications;
  • High blood pressure and heart disease; coronary artery disease (hardened arteries);
  • Hyperactive thyroid
  • Glaucoma;
  • Extremely high anxiety, tension, stress, or anxiety (stimulant medication can aggravate these symptoms)
  • A history of addiction to drugs or alcohol dependence.

Make sure to inform your doctor whether you are also taking medication that is stimulant, opioid, herbal products, or medicines to treat mental illness, depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, major infections, or for the prevention of nausea or vomiting. These medications can have a relationship with dextroamphetamine and amphetamine and trigger a severe condition known as serotonin disorder.

Stimulants have been linked to strokes, heart attacks, and sudden deaths in some individuals. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • Heart problems or a congenital heart defect;
  • High blood pressure
  • A familial history of heart diseases or sudden deaths

To ensure this medication is suitable for you, inform your doctor if anyone else in your family has ever suffered from:

  • Depression, bipolar disorder, mental illness, psychosis, depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviours;
  • Motor tics (the muscle is twitching), also known as tourette's disorder;
  • Seizures or epilepsy;
  • A brain wave test that is abnormal (eeg);
  • Kidney disease kidney disease
  • Blood circulation issues in the feet or hands.

Pregnancy-related medication could result in premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms for the newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.Do not breastfeed when taking this medication.Don't give the medication to children without seeking medical guidance. There are many brands of dextroamphetamine, and amphetamine is appropriate for use in the same age group of kids.

How to take Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?

Follow all the instructions on the label of your prescription and study all medication guides or instructions sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medicine precisely as directed.Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine can cause a change in behavior. Drug misuse can lead to addiction, overdose or even death. Keep the medication in a safe place so that others aren't able to access it. The selling or distribution of this medication is against the law.It is possible to take this medication either with or without food at the beginning of your day.Take your capsule with extended release in its entirety, but do not crush, chew, break, or break it open.If you are unable to swallow a capsule in its entirety, crack it and mix the medication into one spoonful of applesauce. Take the medicine immediately, without chewing. Do not store the mixture to use later.The doses of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine are determined by weight (especially for teenagers and children). Your dose requirements could change as you gain or shed pounds, depending on how quickly they're shifting around in the scales.If you take this medicine, Your doctor will have to monitor your progress at regular intervals. Be sure to inform any doctor who is treating your condition that you're using this medication.The dosage you require could change when you switch to a different brand, strength, or type of medication. Make sure you are using only the dosage and form the doctor recommends.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat, moisture, and light. Be aware of the medication you are taking. You must be aware if you are using the medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do the missed dose when you can remember it, though not too late in the morning. Do not take your missed dosage if you are nearing the end of the day.Do not double up on medication to make up for missed doses.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine may cause death.The symptoms of an overdose can include restlessness, tremors, muscles twitching, rapid breathing, hallucinations, confusion, panic, anger, muscle pain or weakness, as well as the dark colour of urine. These symptoms can be accompanied by fatigue and depression. Other overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, uneven heartbeats, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizures (convulsions), or coma.

What should be avoided?

Don't share amphetamine or dextroamphetamine, even if they share similar symptoms to yours.Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects this medication will have on your body. The way you react could be impaired.Do not drink juices from fruit as well as take Vitamin C when you take dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. They can cause your body to take less of the medication.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult your physician before taking an acid-based stomach medicine (including Alka-Seltzer or sodium bicarbonate). Certain medicines may alter the way your body is able to absorb amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. They can also increase adverse effects.

Discuss with your doctor all the medications you take. A variety of medications can affect amphetamine as well as dextroamphetamine. Specifically:

  • Lithium or another medicine to treat mental illness
  • Blood pressure medicine;
  • A blood thinner like warfarin, coumadin, or jantoven;
  • Cold or allergy medication that contains a decongestant
  • Opioid (narcotic) medicine;
  • Seizure medicine.

This isn't a complete list, and a variety of other medications could influence dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.





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