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About Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine - Dexmethylphenidate Drug Info
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- About Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine
Are you looking for information about amphetamine and dextroamphetamine? This eMedTV Web page lists the conditions this drug can treat and describes what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it. A link to more details is also included.
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can cause a calming effect for those with ADHD. As this eMedTV resource explains, it also has a stimulating effect for those with narcolepsy. This page also covers how the drug works and lists possible side effects.
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Dosing
This eMedTV segment explains that amphetamine and dextroamphetamine dosing guidelines will vary depending on your age and whether it is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. This page covers dosing recommendations and tips for taking the drug.
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Uses
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine uses include treating ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV resource explains how amphetamine and dextroamphetamine works and outlines some off-label uses, such as helping with weight loss.
- Cause of Narcolepsy
As this eMedTV article explains, the exact cause of narcolepsy is unknown. However, researchers currently believe that multiple factors interact to cause this sleep disorder. This Web page explores several of the possible causes of this condition.
- Coping With Narcolepsy
As this eMedTV article explains, coping with narcolepsy often involves developing behavioral strategies (such as taking regularly scheduled naps) to gain greater control over the disorder. This Web page offers strategies for those coping with narcolepsy.
Dexmethylphenidate is a prescription medication used for the treatment of ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how dexmethylphenidate works and when and how to take it, and also covers dexmethylphenidate strengths, dosing tips, and overdose symptoms.
- Dexmethylphenidate Abuse
Because dexmethylphenidate is a stimulant, it is often abused. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains some of the possible health consequences of dexmethylphenidate abuse, such as an irregular heartbeat or dangerously high body temperatures.
- Dexmethylphenidate Dosing
This eMedTV page explains that the starting dexmethylphenidate dose for people new to methylphenidate is 2.5 mg twice daily. This page also covers other dexmethylphenidate dosing tips, including dosing for people who have taken methylphenidate before.