Desoxyn Side Effects
High blood pressure, dry mouth, and insomnia are some of the more common side effects reported with Desoxyn. Side effects of Desoxyn may also include dizziness, headache, and diarrhea. While many potential side effects of Desoxyn are minor, some can be serious. For example, if you experience heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts, or shortness of breath, you should report it to your healthcare provider.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects of Desoxyn® (methamphetamine hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes Desoxyn will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine well. When Desoxyn side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with Desoxyn. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Desoxyn side effects with you.)
Desoxyn has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, Desoxyn side effects may include:
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
- Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
- Unpleasant or distressed feelings (dysphoria)
- Abnormally good mood (euphoria)
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Dry mouth or an unpleasant taste
- Impotence or changes in sex drive (see Methamphetamine Sexual Side Effects).
Desoxyn can also cause a temporary slowing of growth in children. This slowing of growth is usually minor, and children usually catch up to normal growth rate with time.