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Generic: dextroamphetamine
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It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • alcohol
  • certain migraine headache medicines like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
  • lithium
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • melatonin
  • meperidine
  • other stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
  • pimozide
  • procarbazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acetazolamide
  • ammonium chloride
  • ascorbic acid
  • glutamic acid
  • medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
  • medicines for colds, sinus, and breathing difficulties
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • methenamine
  • norepinephrine
  • propoxyphene
  • sodium acid phosphate
  • sodium bicarbonate

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor every time you need a refill.

This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this medicine affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dose without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely.

Do not take this medicine within 6 hours of bedtime. It can keep you from getting to sleep. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine and try to stick to a regular bedtime every night.

               
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