What is Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Dextroamphetamine

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It is used as part of a treatment program for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Also used to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder causing sudden sleep attacks.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 952 596
Fatigue 676 454
Problems concentrating 451 328
Attention deficit disorder 120 79
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 77 78

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 79
Moderate 226
Mild 463
None 477

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Decreased appetite 91
Dry mouth 77
Insomnia 47
Weight loss 45
Anxious mood 44
Headaches 39

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 mg daily 20
20 mg twice daily 20
20 mg daily 19
30 mg twice daily 19
10 mg daily 16
60 mg daily 10
15 mg daily 9
40 mg daily 9
10 mg twice daily 8
20 mg three times daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 152
Did not seem to work 147
Doctor's advice 129
Other 127
Expense 36
Personal research 34
Change in health plan coverage 28
Course of treatment ended 17
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Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 55
10 years or more 37

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 86
1 - 6 months 106
6 months - 1 year 68
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 100
5 - 10 years 45
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 821
Usually 312
Sometimes 89
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 107
A little hard to take 212
Not at all hard to take 896
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 13
$100-199 50
$50-99 61
$25-49 120
< $25 604
Not specified 397

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 84
Modafinil (Provigil) 46
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 43
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 20
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 18

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 46
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 26
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 18
Modafinil (Provigil) 12
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 7

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching to

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91 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dec 18, 2018 (Started Apr 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It helps to keep me going.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2017 (Started Apr 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 19, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2017 (Started Jun 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was switched over to Ritalin 20 mgs a day b/c the Adderall was making me a bit too hyper. The Ritalin ER program that I am now following has my Quality of Life back in the saddle again!

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