Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

Dextroamphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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  • Dexedrine Spansule, ProCentra, Zenzedi, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Liquadd
  • Rare
    Agitation
    delusions
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    Incidence not known
    Blurred vision
    chest discomfort or pain
    difficulty breathing
    dizziness
    faintness
    false or unusual sense of well-being
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    headache
    pounding in the ears
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    troubled breathing
    twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
    unable to sleep
    uncontrolled vocal outbursts and/or tics (uncontrolled repeated body movements)
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking dextroamphetamine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Change in consciousness
    dark-colored urine
    diarrhea
    discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    fever
    irritability
    lack of appetite
    loss of consciousness
    loss of interest or pleasure
    mood or mental changes
    muscle cramps or spasms
    muscle pain or stiffness
    nausea
    panic state
    physical attempt to injure
    rapid breathing
    seizures
    stomach cramps
    sweating
    trouble concentrating
    violent actions
    vomiting
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dextroamphetamine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known
    Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
    change in taste
    constipation
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    dry mouth
    hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
    inability to have or keep an erection
    indigestion
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    passing of gas
    redness of the skin
    weight loss
  • (oral capsule, extended release, oral tablet, oral solution)