Dexedrine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Dexedrine is sometimes prescribed to treat depression. Since the FDA has not approved Dexedrine specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.” Dexedrine is also known by its drug name, Dextroamphetamine.
Dexedrine is a stimulant of the amphetamine class. Dexedrine is believed to work in cases of depression by increasing transmission between neurons.
How do I take it?
Dexedrine should be taken exactly as prescribed.
Dexedrine comes in capsule form.
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The FDA-approved label for Dexedrine lists common side effects including headache, overstimulation, unease, restlessness, dizziness, tremors, heart palpitations, dry mouth, unpleasant taste in the mouth, diarrhea, constipation, decreased appetite and weight, itching, changes in libido, impotence, and frequent or prolonged erections.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Dexedrine include heart problems, increased blood pressure, and neurological symptoms including seizures, aggression, and psychotic or manic behavior.
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