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Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
There are currently two different forms of the medication: oral Dexedrine tablets and Dexedrine Spansules®. The tablets are typically taken two or three times a day. Spansules, specially designed capsules that release the medication slowly over time, can be taken just once a day (eliminating the need to take the medication at school or work).
Dexedrine has been shown in clinical studies to have a calming effect on children and teenagers with ADHD. It has also been shown to have awakening effects for people with narcolepsy.
While most people tolerate the medicine well, side effects are possible with this drug. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, restlessness or insomnia, dry mouth, and weight loss.
(Click Dexedrine for more information about the uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and other potential side effects of Dexedrine.)
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