Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking amphetamine and dextroamphetamine if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Mental illness, including bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder)
- Tourette syndrome
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- Any allergies.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are allergic to any medications
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Adderall and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine?People who take too much amphetamine and dextroamphetamine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
- Fast breathing
- Muscle pains
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Adderall Overdose for more information.)