Dexedrine - What Is it?
Dexedrine, active ingredient dextroamphetamine sulfate, is a medication that is only available through a prescription. It is used to treat ADHD, as well as narcolepsy. Dexedrine can be obtained in the form of a cansule or tablet. A spansule is a capsule that has been specially designed to release the medicine slowly so that it can be taken once daily.
Dexadrine is a commonly abused stimulant, so it has restrictions about the prescribing and distribution of it. It is also against the law to buy this medication if you do not have a prescription for it.
Who manufactures it?
Dexedrine is made by the GlaxoSmithKline Corporation. There are generic forms of this medication that are produced by many different manufacturers.
Dexedrine - how it works
Dexedrine contains active ingredients that are stimulants. Despite this, the medication often has a calming effect when prescribed for ADHD. How exactly this medication works is not clear, but it is known that it works with the brain chemicals.
Dexedrine has also been licensed to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy causes patients to be unable to control when they fall asleep. Thos that have this condition often look as if they are paralyzed when they sleep and will often hallucinate when they do fall asleep. People who have narcolepsy will usually fall asleep many times throughout the day.
Clinical studies have shown that Dexedrine can create a calm effect in teens and children that have ADHD. This medicine can help them focus and stay till. It is also effective in allowing these children and teens to improve behavior and pay attention. For those with narcolepsy, Dexedrine has a stimulating effect.
Dexedrine Potential Side Effects
As is the case with all medications, it is possible to experience side effects while taking Dexedrine. Not everyone that takes this medication will notice side effects as it is generally well tolerated. If there are side effects, they are usually minor and require little or no treatment. Less commonly reported serious effects are possible.
Potential Drug Interactions
Dexedrine has the potential to interact with many other medications.