dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat, ProCentra, Zenzedi) (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
Blood pressure and heart rate may increase, and patients may experience heart palpitations.
Priapism defined as painful and non-painful penile erection lasting more than 4 hours, has been reported in pediatric and adult patients treated with stimulants. The erection usually resolves when the drug is stopped. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of suspected priapism.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 5, 10, and 15 mg. Extended-release capsules: 5, 10, and 15 mg.
STORAGE: Dextroamphetamine tablets and capsules should be stored between 20 C and 25 C (68 F and 77 F).
Amphetamines should not be taken with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drugs including phenelzine (Nardil) and tranylcypromine (Parnate), or with linezolid (Zyvox); use of amphetamine within 14 days of using MAO inhibitor drugs should be avoided.
Patients receiving high blood pressure medications may experience loss of blood pressure control with amphetamine.
Antacids may increase absorption of amphetamine salts and increase their effectiveness and side effects.
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of dextroamphetamine use during pregnancy to determine its safety in pregnant females.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether dextroamphetamine is secreted into breast milk.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014
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