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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dexedrine (Overview)

Dexedrine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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What is a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction like?

What is a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction like?

Addiction=addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of adverse effects. Psychological would imply no tolerance for withdrawal. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
122 doctors shared insights

Dexedrine (Overview)

Dexedrine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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Will I be addicted to dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) if I take it 5 times a week for 3 year?

Will I be addicted to dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) if I take it 5 times a week for 3 year?

Depends on dose/use: If you are taking Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) to treat adhd, are getting good benefit from it at appropriate dosages, and do not need to keep raising the dose because your losing a "kick" or some other benefit from it, then you are highly unlikely to be addicted however long you take the medication. The fact that you are taking it 5x/week and not having problems on days you don't suggests you're doing okay. ...Read more

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How can I get the doctor to prescribe dexedrine or desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

How can I get the doctor to prescribe dexedrine or desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

DIAGNOSIS: GO TO YOUR DR OR TO A PSYCHIATRIST AND GET AN EXAMINATION SUFFICIENT TO TELL IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM THAT WILL BE HELPED BY THESE MEDS. IF THE PROBLEM CALLS FOR THIS KIND OF CARE THE DR WILL PROBABLY SUGGEST IT. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) use?

What are the pros and cons of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) use?

Always: There is no treatment of any kind that does not carry pros and cons, and that certainly includes stimulants like dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). If you have a disorder for which it is effective and side effects are mild to none, then you have a winner. No benefit and lots of side effects make the decision to stop easy. Harder is good benefit with notable side effects such as appetite loss and sleep problems. ...Read more

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I have arrhythmia, would ritalin (methylphenidate) or dexedrine be dangerous for me to use? Which is safer and in what dosage?

Possibly: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Dexedrine are stimulants which can aggravate pre-existing arrhythmias. The severity of the adverse effect depends upon the underlying rhythm disorder, and to some extent, the dose of these medications. For some conditions, i recommend avoidance of stimulants in any dose whereas for others I am less strict. You shoul discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side effects lethal or mild?

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side effects lethal or mild?

Can be lethal: Serious - irregular heartbeat, chest pain, increased blood pressure, skin rash, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs, mental changes, unusual weakness, very high fever. ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more