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Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It works by causing a calming effect in people with ADHD and causing an awakening effect when used to treat people with narcolepsy. In clinical studies, Dexedrine has been shown to help children and teenagers with ADHD focus, sit still, and pay better attention. It's important to note that Dexedrine is a stimulant, and because it is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing it.
The dose that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on several factors, such as your age and the condition being treated. Dexedrine tablets are typically taken two to three times a day. Dexedrine Spansules® are taken once a day in the morning. Some potential side effects of the drug include headache, weight loss, and erectile dysfunction.
(Click Dexedrine for the full eMedTV article on this medication. It includes information about what to tell your healthcare provider before taking Dexedrine, potential overdose symptoms that may occur if you take too much of the drug, and tips on when and how to take the medication.)