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Desoxyn® (methamphetamine hydrochloride) is a drug used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over the age of six. This prescription medication is also prescribed for the short-term treatment of obesity in children over the age of 12. Although this product has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating ADHD in adults, healthcare providers may prescribe it "off-label" for adults with this condition. Another unapproved use of this medication is the treatment of narcolepsy.
Before starting Desoxyn, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This medication is an amphetamine; it is also a controlled substance, which means that special rules dictate how it is prescribed. Desoxyn is not suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider about all your current medications and whether you have ever had a problem with drug or alcohol abuse.
(To learn more about this drug, click Desoxyn. This full-length article gives a complete overview of how it works, what to expect during treatment, generic availability, and more.)
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