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.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 943 589
Fatigue 672 452
Problems concentrating 444 325
Attention deficit disorder 119 79
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 78 79

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 79
Moderate 225
Mild 458
None 474

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Decreased appetite 89
Dry mouth 75
Insomnia 46
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 25
20 mg daily 22
20 mg twice daily 21
10 mg daily 17
30 mg twice daily 17
10 mg twice daily 10
40 mg daily 10
60 mg daily 10
20 mg three times daily 9
15 mg 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 145
Doctor's advice 129
Other 125
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 11
6 months - 1 year 28
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 61
10 years or more 37

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 86
1 - 6 months 105
6 months - 1 year 67
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 99
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 814
Usually 309
Sometimes 90
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 107
A little hard to take 211
Not at all hard to take 888
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 13
$100-199 49
$50-99 61
$25-49 118
< $25 599
Not specified 396

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 82
Modafinil (Provigil) 46
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 43
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 19
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 18

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Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 44
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 26
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 18
Modafinil (Provigil) 12
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 7

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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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