GENERIC NAME: METHAMPHETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE - ORAL (meth-am-FET-a-meen HYE-droe-KLOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Desoxyn
WARNING: Misuse or abuse of amphetamines may result in serious (possibly fatal) heart and blood pressure problems. Amphetamine-type medications can be habit-forming. Use only as directed. With long-term use, drug dependence may occur, which may cause withdrawal symptoms after stopping the drug. For weight loss, this medication should not be used long-term (more than a few weeks) and should only be used when other treatments have failed. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
USES: Methamphetamine is a stimulant and is used to treat a certain attention disorder (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, educational, and social treatments. It may help increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, and stop fidgeting.This medication is also used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet as an aid to help significantly overweight (obese) people lose weight. It should only be used for a short time (a few weeks) in patients who have not lost enough weight with other treatments (e.g., dieting, other drugs, group programs). It may work by decreasing your appetite.This medication should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.
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