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Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medicine used to treat:
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teenagers
  • Narcolepsy.
When used in the proper doses to treat ADHD in children and teenagers, Dexedrine can cause a calming effect to help them focus and sit still. When prescribed in higher doses to treat people with narcolepsy, it can have a stimulating effect and help people stay awake.
Your Dexedrine dosage 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.
Prior to beginning treatment with Dexedrine, information on the drug's precautions and warnings
should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. This includes knowing the side effects to watch out for, such as dizziness and restlessness, and how to properly store this product.
(Click Dexedrine for more information about this drug, including details about the potential for abuse, generic availability, and clinical effects.)
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