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There is only one strength available for Desoxyn® (methamphetamine hydrochloride) -- Desoxyn 5 mg tablets. This medication is typically taken once or twice a day. However, the Desoxyn dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on other medical conditions you may have, other medications you are currently taking, and the medical condition being treated (ADHD or obesity).
For treating children with ADHD who are six years of age and older, the recommended starting dosage is Desoxyn 5 mg tablets once or twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase the Desoxyn dose by 5 mg per week if necessary. Typically, children take a total of 20 mg to 25 mg of Desoxyn daily.
The Desoxyn dose most healthcare providers recommend for weight loss is Desoxyn 5 mg, taken half an hour before each meal. Do not use Desoxyn for weight loss for more than a few weeks. Desoxyn is not recommended for treating weight loss in children under the age of 12.
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