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Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription drug licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It comes in two forms: tablets and Spansules®.
Dexedrine Spansules are specially designed capsules that release the medication slowly over time. They can be taken just once a day, eliminating the need to take the medication at school or 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 ADHD in children ages 6 and older, the recommended dosage is either Dexedrine 5 mg (tablets) once or twice daily, or Dexedrine 5 mg to Dexedrine 10 mg (Spansules) once daily.
The usual starting dosage for children 6 to 12 years old who are being treated for narcolepsy is 5 mg daily (tablets or Spansules). For people 12 years and older, the recommended starting Dexedrine dosage is 10 mg daily (tablets or Spansules).
(Click Dexedrine Dosage for more detailed dosing information, including the maximum recommended dosage for all age groups and a list of tips for using this medication.)
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