Dexedrine 5 mg Spanules
Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a medication approved for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is available by prescription only and comes in two forms: tablets and Spansules® (specially designed capsules that release the medication slowly over time).
Since Dexedrine Spansules only need to be taken once a day, they eliminate the need to take the medication at school or at work.
Spansules are available in three different strengths, including:
- 5 mg Dexedrine Spansules
- 10 mg Dexedrine Spansules
- 15 mg Dexedrine Spansules.
For the treatment of narcolepsy in children ages 6 to 12, the recommended starting dosage is 5 mg (Spansules or tablets) daily. People ages 12 years and older typically start with 10 mg (Spansules or tablets) daily.
The recommended dose for the treatment of ADHD in children 3 to 5 years old is 2.5 mg once daily (tablet only). For children 6 years and older, the usual starting dosage is 5 mg once or twice daily (tablets) or 5 to 10 mg once daily (Spansules).
(Click Dexedrine Dosage for more information on how Dexedrine dosing works for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, and to find out when and how to take the medicine.)