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What is the definition or description of: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) allergy?

Adverse effects: Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with desstroamphetamine. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An individualized answer for you. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Dextroamphetamine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dextroamphetamine allergy?

Dextroamphetamines: Dextroamphetamines are stimulants used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder narcolepsy. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) allergy?

Adderall allergy: Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

Extremely: All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors). ...Read more

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What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin?

What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin?

Side effects: It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read more

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How can I get dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

There dangers: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can be prescribed by doctor however. It is increasingly less prescribed because--Dextroamphetamine is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. You should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription. Using this medication improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart. ...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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Permanence of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side-effects?

Permanence of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side-effects?

What side effects: Are you referring to? Agitation and high blood pressure are two that will be alleviated by stopping the ads. Sometime tics can be precipitated and those can also go away once medication is started. Occasionally they can be long term if medication is continued. You may want to talk to the doctor who prescribed them as well for more information. ...Read more

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Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Not Unusual: Deexedrine can cause insomnia, especially if taken later in the day. Increased anxiety, irritability, and moodiness can also occur. Other physical seide effects include headaches, stomach complaints, and decreased appetitie. ...Read more

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Can I have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction?

Can I have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction?

Possible: Would need to know more about what you are experiencing, but some people really like the sense of mood elevation and mental sharpness that Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can induce in some (not all) individuals. Losing that "edge" can be uncomfortable, so you go back to the medication to get it back, sometimes needing higher and higher doses to do so. ...Read more

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Anyone taking dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for depression anymore?

Anyone taking dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for depression anymore?

It has its place: Only after a very good therapeutic relationship, there have been extremely rare occasions when an amphetamine has been carefully applied with a helpful result. My use has been about once/decade. Now, my practice is from well functioning individual. ...Read more

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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

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How long of a withdrawal period should there be for dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 70mg a day for 5 years?

Depends: Depends how quickly you discontinued the dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). If you tapered it slowly over several days, then you should be fine. If you did a slow taper & still have symptoms, then this should be addressed by your physician. Several possibilities exist to cause continued symptoms from discontinuation of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Some of those symptoms may not be withdrawal but adhd symptoms. Discuss with dr. ...Read more

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How effective is procentra for treating adhd? What's the diff between procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

How effective is procentra for treating adhd? What's the diff between procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Both are amphetamine: Both Procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) are d- (or dextro-) amphetamine. Their differences are essentially cosmetic (packaging, labeling, formulation, solution vs solid form).
Procentra effectiveness is identical to that of Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) because they contain the same drug.
Amphetamines are very effective for some types of ADHD. There are other types of ADHD that do not respond to amphetamine. ...Read more

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I take Dolphine 10mg x 5 QD. I have just started after years on Oxycodone. I also take Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 60mg QD. IS there any possible +/- interactions here?

Yes, there are: I hope your doctor is familiar with methadone and how to use it, because the substitution of methadone for other opioids has resulted in massive increases in overdose deaths and other harms when practitioners are not familiar with the drug. If you are taking 5 times/day for pain, that is inappropriate, as well as taking all 5 at once. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) decreases sedation, not respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Difference between dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spansules/tablets? Usually get tablets but pharmacy gave me spansules (mistake?) this month. Prescription just says 'dexedrine (dextroamphetamine).'

Difference between dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spansules/tablets? Usually get tablets but pharmacy gave me spansules (mistake?) this month. Prescription just says 'dexedrine (dextroamphetamine).'

Mostly the same: When you are taking a generic medicine, it may come in any of a number of forms--tablets, capsules, and so on. They should be more or less equivalent. Keep in mind the fda regulations are that the medicine contain plus or minus twenty per cent of the stated dose, so one generic brand may be different than another.
The bottom line is that the actual pill form is probably not that important. ...Read more

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What will Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) do if I snort it?

What will Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) do if I snort it?

A really stupid: Thing to do. About the only reason for snorting dexedrine is abuse by an addict. You bypass the GI tract and risk a much more rapid onset of action without the gradual release the pill or capsule provides. Over time you will erode the nasal mucosa. You could get an accidental overdose and because it is not sterile you could get a CNS infection. Beyond that you will be sliding down a very slippery slope regarding the legality of your acquisition and use of dexedrine. ...Read more

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How can I make dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) comedown better?

Extra dosage: You can add a lower dose short acting dexedrine (or adderall or procentra) about 30 minutes before you start to feel the comedown, or take a low dose of ritalin, (methylphenidate) 30 minutes before the comedown. ...Read more

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Is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and dexamphetamine bad for you?

No.: Those are dextroamphetamines, that are very safe when taken as directed and followed by a knowledgeable doctor. Methamphetamine is a related compound that is quite dangerous if taken for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Can I take dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 15mg with everything I take?

Can I take dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 15mg with everything I take?

Unsafe interactions: Dexedrine ; Lexapro can result in bad side effects with elevation of serotonin in your system. Dexedrine and xanax (alprazolam) have unclear interactions but they could be potentially dangerous as Dexedrine tends to decrease sedation while xanax (alprazolam) tends to increase sedation. Your doc may want to decide if this trio of drugs could be improved. Are you also receiving psychiatric attention to address adhd/anxiety? ...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

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Could I mix dexedrine with ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Could I mix dexedrine with ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No need to: You would not need to mix 2 stimulants. Your doctor should be able to help you adjust the dosing of one so that it helps you in the needed ways. ...Read more

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How good a diet pill is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

How good a diet pill is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Not very: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) was popular years ago as a diet pill, and it certainly can suppress appetite in the short term for most people. However, that effect tends to wear off over time, so either appetite returns or the dose gets raised, eventually to levels that are dangerous. When you stop the medication, the effect goes away, so regaining weight is the usual result. ...Read more

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Can you take Dexedrine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Same: Dexedrine is dexedrine sulfate, as is Vyvanxe. If the duration of action of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) after maximizing the dose, still leaves a time period needing coverage, short acting dexedrine tablets, effect for about 4 hours, may help cover the time you need. You should not have to take both forms together ...Read more

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How effective is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for a diet pill?

How effective is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for a diet pill?

Not good: Dexedrine is an amphetamine. It is primarily used for ahdh along with Ritalin (methylphenidate) and benzedrine which are also amphetamines. All amphetamines increase your heartrate and blood pressure and decrease your appetite. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal symptoms for dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Amphetamine drop: When your dose of Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) wears off, you may experience return of your symptoms of adhd, assuming that is what you are taking it for. You may also experience irritability, fatigue, and wanting to go to sleep. ...Read more

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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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Dexedrine (Definition)

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