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(also known as dextroamphetamine, Dextrostat)

Amphetamines belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. They are used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Amphetamines increase attention and decrease restlessness in patients who are overactive, unable to concentrate for very long or are easily distracted,... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
ADHD / ADD
299
79%
Narcolepsy
160
84%
Depression
9
100%
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
8
88%
Bipolar Disorder
6
100%
Overall, 82% (502 Members) find Dexedrine helpful
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Dexedrine Reviews

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have been on it 6 years. seems to have lost some of its efficacy.
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at a low dose to get more results at school to help im settle, but it may go up in 3 months ..he was on the highest dose but he just cant settle and can not cope with school and they cant cope with his behavior...
worked im not sure my son hes alot of problems...
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abusing it
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it works fine if I can remember to take it early enough in the morning. side effects : cant sleep some nights
Working / Worked
Somewhat helpful, but made me very jittery.
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I am in more control, but I still would like to be more in control of my life. Were I waht to be and where I end up other than just for the pressent.
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only lastes 3 hrs
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My prescribed dose is 15mg twice a day (morning and noon). I was taking this consistently for 3 months while I was in an inpatient facility for eating disorders (where I started the meds), but haven't taken it consistently for the past 2 months because it's too expensive. It works when I take it though.
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Enduring the side effects
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I was taking two others which were ritalin and something else. they were practically experimenting on me. I don't know if this is the one that made my hair start coming out and then there was one where hair started growing on my chest lol. I pretty much gave up meds after that
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Does anyone take a stimulant?
    Linda, I'm very glad the dextroamphetamine is still working...that's great...we can use all we can find that works imo. So far so good with my patc... [More]
  2. Discussion: hi, I'm an addict
    Hey there, many of us are addicts here, at least I am. Compulsion is part of addiction, so overindulging makes perfect sense to me. I use it for foc... [More]
  3. Discussion: Morning routine....Horrible
    Thanks for the great advice. Never thought of dextroamphetamine. We're going to have a chat with the doctor about switching. How old is your son an... [More]
  4. Discussion: Constant Job Loss
    Finf other meds. that can help you. Dexedrine helps me a lot with my adhd. I had the same problems you had until, I started to take dexedrine. This he... [More]
  5. Discussion: Nuvigil
    I tried Nuvigil but found it made me irritable and impatient. Now when I took it I was drinking caffeinated beverages, as usual, and I learned later t... [More]