GlaxoSmithKline | Dexedrine (Medication)
Dexedrine, a stimulant drug available in tablet or sustained-release capsule form, is prescribed to help treat the following conditions: Narcolepsy (recurrent sleep attacks) and for the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because it is a stimulant, this drug has high abuse potential. The stimulant effect may give way to a letdown period of depression and fatigue. Although the letdown can be relieved by taking another dose, this soon becomes a vicious circle….
Dexedrine: Side Effects
Dryness of the mouth, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, other gastrointestinal disturbances. Anorexia and weight loss may occur as undesirable effects.
Palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure may occur. There have been isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use. Other side effects include impotence, changes in libido.
Less Common may include: blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache, increased sweating, stomach cramps or pain, nausea or vomiting, changes in sexual desire or decreased sexual ability. Common side effects may include: mood changes, insomnia, drowsiness, restlessness.
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects: irregular heartbeat, chest pain, increased blood pressure, skin rash, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs, mental changes, unusual weakness, very high fever….
Amphetamines may impair the ability of the patient to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery or vehicles; the patient should therefore be cautioned accordingly. The least amount feasible should be prescribed or dispensed at 1 time in order to minimize the possibility of overdosage.
Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
Do not use over-the-counter products that increase blood pressure. These include cough or cold remedies, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and certain herbs or supplements.
Talk with healthcare provider. Limit caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake. Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, rapid heartbeats, and anxiety. You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you. This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice….