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Dexedrine is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD). Dexedrine is also known by its drug name, dextroamphetamine.

Dexedrine is a stimulant of the amphetamine class. Dexedrine is believed to work by increasing transmission between neurons.

Dexedrine is a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for abuse.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Dexedrine should be administered at the lowest possible dosage based on the individual. Dexedrine should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Dexedrine comes in capsule and tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Dexedrine lists common side effects including upset stomach, nausea, insomnia, overstimulation, restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, tremors, heart palpitations, dry mouth, unpleasant taste in the mouth, diarrhea, constipation, decreased appetite, weight loss, changes in libido, and impotence.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Dexedrine include stroke, heart attack, heart problems, increased blood pressure, and neurological symptoms including seizures, aggression, and psychotic or manic behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Dextroamphetamine — RxList

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