Dexedrine review

Dexedrine has the ability to stimulate the brain and central nervous system, increasing the amount of chemicals in the body. It is also an appetite suppressant and stimulant and increases the patients heart rate and blood pressure to promote weight loss. Dexedrine is used to treat patients with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) and is supposed to improve concentration, decrease sensory over stimulation, improve impulse control, decrease anxiety and decrease irritability. Patients with narcolepsy and other forms of sleeping disorders can also benefit from Dexedrine. It is also effective when used along with anti-depressants to treat acute cases of depression. Using a lower dose, overweight individuals may use Dexedrine to promote weight loss.

The suggested dose of Dexedrine will depend on what the medicament is being used to treat, among other things. For narcolepsy patients, especially adults, dose ranges from 5 to 60mg per day, which is usually taken as two small doses. Children 6 to 12 years of age are advised to take 5mg a day, while those over 12 years old take 10mg a day. The typical dose for patients suffering from obesity is 5 to 30mg in divided doses, taken an hour and a half before each meal. ADHD patients are usually prescribed 5mg per day for those age 6 years old and older. Typically, the dose is half that for children under 6 years old being treated for ADHD.

Side effects include increased heart rate and blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, insomnia, cephalalgia, restlessness, shakiness, dry mouth with a metallic taste (said to be one of the reasons for appetite loss), diarrhea, constipation, and weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult with your healthcare professional immediately.

Take your medicament exactly as prescribed. Higher does of Dexedrine may cause a change in a person's sex drive, allergic reactions, chills, depression, irritability or mood swings, and problems with the digestive system. Higher doses are also said to cause addiction, aggression, dependence, and a series of psychotic episodes that may well prove to be a danger to the patient and those around them. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult with your healthcare professional immediately.

Consult with your healthcare professional before taking Dexedrine. Over-the-counter medicaments may have a negative interaction with Dexedrine, which can be fatal to the patient. Cold medicaments should not be taken with Dexedrine. Other medicaments that have a negative interaction with Dexedrine include antacids, furoxone, sodium bicarbonate, and other medicaments that control high-blood pressure. Make certain your healthcare professional is aware of all prescription and non-prescription medicaments you are taking prior to taking Dexedrine.

Do not immediately stop taking this medicament. Follow your prescription and healthcare professional's instructions to slowly decrease the dose. Do not take Dexedrine in the evenings because it may affect your normal sleep patterns. Also avoid taking it prior to participating in hazardous activities, like driving or extreme sports.

Dexedrine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of dexedrine

• Molecular formula of dexedrine is C9H13N
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-phenylpropan-2-amine
• Molecular weight is 135.206 g/mol

Generic name: Amphetamine

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