Precautions and Warnings With Dextroamphetamine
Before taking dextroamphetamine, it's important to be aware of certain precautions and warnings. With dextroamphetamine, you should be aware of the drug's habit-forming qualities and the risk of addiction to the medication. Other precautions and warnings with dextroamphetamine concern its potential to impair one's ability to drive a car, operate machinery, or perform other tasks that require complete concentration. Dextroamphetamine also may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
Dextroamphetamine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Before taking dextroamphetamine sulfate (Dexedrine®), let your healthcare provider know if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, including heart disease or atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Mental illness, including bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Tourette syndrome
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
It's important to also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.