Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Uses

Using Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine for Narcolepsy

Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is also licensed for narcolepsy treatment. Symptoms of narcolepsy include falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People with narcolepsy often appear paralyzed when they are sleeping and have hallucinations when falling asleep. People who have narcolepsy symtpoms often fall asleep several times during the day.
 
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is a stimulant. For narcolepsy, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is generally used at higher doses than when used as a treatment for ADHD. These higher doses have a stimulating effect, helping people with narcolepsy to stay awake.
 

Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Use in Young Children

Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is not recommended for use in children under the age of three. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and the risks of using amphetamine and dextroamphetamine in young children.
 

Off-Label Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend amphetamine and dextroamphetamine for something other than the condition(s) discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label amphetamine and dextroamphetamine uses, such as:
 
9 Signs You May Have Inattentive Type Adult ADHD

About Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.