Dexedrine 10mg (Dextroamphetamine) is a medication used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. ADHD is a common disorder among children and teenagers that affects social, academic, and occupational functioning.
Dexedrine 10mg (Dextroamphetamine) is an amphetamine salt. Amphetamines stimulate the brain by increasing the level of the neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain.
Dexedrine 10mg (Dextroamphetamine) is in a class of medicines known as nervous system stimulants.
Dexedrine 10mg is used for:
Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. It is also used to treat a type of sleep disorder (narcolepsy). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Dexedrine 10mg a central nervous system stimulant. Exactly how it works is not known. It affects certain chemicals in the brain, which may help to improve attention span and behavior.
Do NOT use Dexedrine 10mg if:
- You are allergic to any ingredient in Dexedrines or to similar medicines
- You have severe hardening of the arteries; active heart or blood vessel disease; moderate, severe, or uncontrolled high blood pressure; an overactive thyroid; glaucoma
- You have agitation, anxiety, or tension
- You take or have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days
- You have a history of alcohol or other substance abuse
Before taking dextroamphetamine, tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- A heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Heart or blood vessel disease
- Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
- A heart defect such as a small hole in your heart
- An irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Any other heart problems or a family history of heart problems
- Circulation problems in your hands or feet
- Glaucoma (a group of eye disorders)
- Thyroid problems
- Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental health concern
- An abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Unusual stress
You should also tell your physician if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had verbal tics, facial or motor tics, or Tourette’s syndrome.
The medicine can increase your risk of circulation problems. Tell your doctor right away if your fingers or toes feel numb, cool, or painful.
Also, tell your physician immediately if you experience skin color changes or unexplained wounds on your fingers or toes.
Dextroamphetamine also carries a warning about the risk of developing psychiatric problems such as new or worse bipolar symptoms, new or worse aggression, or hallucinations.
Tell your healthcare provider if you or anyone in your family has thought about or attempted suicide.
Dextroamphetamine may slow a child’s growth or weight. Talk to your doctor about this potential risk.
Tell your doctor you’re taking this medicine before having any type of surgery, including a dental procedure.
This drug shouldn’t be used in children younger than three years old.