dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat, ProCentra, Zenzedi) (cont.)

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The FDA approved dextroamphetamine in May, 1975.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Dextroamphetamine is prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of dextroamphetamine include:

Blood pressure and heart rate may increase, and patients may experience heart palpitations.

Sudden death, stroke, heart attack, depression, manic episodes, aggressive behavior or hostility, psychosis, growth suppression (long-term use), dependence, and withdrawal symptoms also may occur.

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.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 5, 10, and 15 mg. Extended-release capsules: 5, 10, and 15 mg.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014

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