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There is no specific interaction between alcohol and Dexedrine, but there are several reasons why you may want to avoid combining the two. Dexedrine may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Thus, combining it with alcohol may intensify these effects. Also, people with a history of alcohol abuse should probably avoid Dexedrine because they may be more likely to abuse the medication.
Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Dexedrine?Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medication licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although there is no specific interaction between Dexedrine and alcohol, there are reasons why you may want to avoid the combination.
How Dexedrine and Alcohol Interact
Dexedrine may affect your ability to perform tasks that require complete concentration, such as driving, operating machinery, or piloting an airplane, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. Alcohol could intensify these effects, and it may be a good idea to avoid alcohol until you know how Dexedrine will affect you.
It is never a good idea to mix alcohol with a medication you have never taken before or that has not been prescribed specifically for you.
It is also important to note that people with problems with alcohol abuse should probably avoid Dexedrine. This medication is a stimulant and can be abused (see Dexedrine Abuse). People who have problems with drug abuse or alcohol abuse may be more likely to abuse Dexedrine.