Effects of Dexedrine

In clinical studies, Dexedrine has been shown to have a calming effect on children and teenagers with ADHD. The medication helps them to focus and sit still. It also helps them to pay better attention and to improve their behavior. Dexedrine has also been shown to have awakening effects for people with narcolepsy.

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for when and how to take Dexedrine include the following:
  • Take the tablets by mouth. Usually, you take them two or three times daily. Take the first dose of each day first thing in the morning. Take the next doses four to six hours apart.
  • Dexedrine Spansules should be taken once a day in the morning. Because they are designed to dissolve slowly over time, they should not be crushed or chewed. It is important to swallow the Spansules whole.
  • You may take Dexedrine with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For Dexedrine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Dexedrine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The condition being treated 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Dexedrine Dosage for more information.)
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