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Generic Name: dextroamphetamine

Brand Names: Zenzedi, Procentra, Dexedrine Spansule, Liquadd, Dextrostat, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate, Dexedrine

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    Abuse Potential
  • Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse.
  • Administration of amphetamines for prolonged periods of time may lead to drug dependence.
  • Particular attention should be paid to the possibility of individuals obtaining amphetamines for nontherapeutic use or distribution to others, and the drugs should be prescribed or dispensed sparingly.
  • The possibility that family members may abuse the patient’s medication should be considered.

    Sudden Death and Serious Cardiovascular Events
  • Possible sudden death and serious cardiovascular events, particularly in individuals who abuse amphetamines. (See Sudden Death and Serious Cardiovascular Events under Cautions.)

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