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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dextroamphetamine sulfate (Dexedrine®) for the treatment of:
 
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teenagers
  • Narcolepsy.
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It's important to note that this medication is a stimulant, and because it is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing it. Your particular dosage will be based on factors such as:
 
  • The condition being treated
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
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Although most people tolerate it well, dextroamphetamine is not right for everyone. Safety information on this drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with it and being aware of possible side effects, such as insomnia, dizziness, and headache.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Dextroamphetamine. This article tells you what you need to know about potential side effects, how to take it, available strengths, and more.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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