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- What is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
- Is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
- What are the side effects of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
- What is the dosage for amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
- Is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
What is the dosage for amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
Adderall usually is taken once or twice a day. Doses should be separated by at least 4-6 hours. The recommended dose is 2.5 to 60 mg daily depending on the patient's age and the condition being treated. Adderall XR is taken once daily. The recommended dose is 5-40 mg daily administered in the morning. The entire contents of the Adderall XR capsules may be sprinkled into applesauce and consumed immediately. Amphetamines should be administered during waking hours and late evening doses should be avoided in order to avoid insomnia.
Which drugs or supplements interact with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine?
Amphetamines should not be taken with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drugs including phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and Zyvox; use of amphetamine within 14 days of using MAO inhibitor drugs should be avoided. Patients receiving antihypertensive medications may experience loss of blood pressure control with amphetamine. Antacids may increase absorption of amphetamine salts and increase their effectiveness and side effects.
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