Please be patient! It may take up to ONE minute to load all the Engines.
Problems? Please contact our support.
Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine
Why is this medication prescribed?
The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is used as part of a total treatment program for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It works in the brain to decrease the hyperactivity of patients with this disorder.
This medicine is also used to treat narcolepsy, a condition in which people fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as when driving or eating. The drug works by causing stimulation in the brain, making it easier to stay awake. People with normal sleep patterns should not use this medication to stay awake.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should this medicine be used?
The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice daily with or without food. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dextroamphetamine and amphetamine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer time than your doctor tells you to. Tolerance may develop with long-term or excessive use, making the drug less effective.
This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. Do not skip doses even if you feel that you do not need them. Abruptly stopping this drug can worsen your condition and cause withdrawal symptoms such as anxiousness, sleeplessness, and irritability. Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before taking dextroamphetamine and amphetamine,
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for your missed one.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Although side effects from dextroamphetamine and amphetamine are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
What other information should I know?
Keep all your appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to determine your response to dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT