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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
291
79%
Narcolepsy
159
84%
Depression
9
100%
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
8
88%
Bipolar Disorder
6
100%
Overall, 82% (493 Members) find Dexedrine helpful
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Dexedrine Reviews

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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
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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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Worked but had to take him off of it due to shortage and he couldn't get the pill for almost a month during school.
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I have been on dexedrine for 20 years now, and it has helped me a lot. The quality of my life is so much better with this med. I feel in control of myself, and I can think so much more clearly.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Morning routine....Horrible
    Maryp1983: My son is 11 years old. We only give the dextroamphetamine in the morning. It takes about 30-60 to "kick in", so I wake him up, g... [More]
  2. 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]
  3. Discussion: Morning routine....Horrible
    Maryp1983: we have tried Strattera with no positive response. It is not a stimulant, so it takes up to 6 weeks to be effective. After 6 weeks, my son ... [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]