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A 26-year-old female asked:

How come it's so rare to see dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) being prescribed? i have a lot of canadian friends who have been rx'd it but none in u.s. is it most pure amp?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Regional variation: Dexedrine consist of dextroamphetamine while Adderall consist of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. There are some physicians here who do prescribe Dexedrine, but I think in general United States physicians are more comfortable with either Adderall or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dexedrine: Dexedrine was approved by the U.S. FDA in 1976. Since that time, safer and better treatment options have been developed for the treatment of both depression & ADHD.

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