What is Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Adderall Adderall XR Amphetamine Salts Show all

false

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 876 542
Fatigue 638 435
Problems concentrating 403 304
Attention deficit disorder 112 75
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 74 76
Narcolepsy 41 22

Show all 149 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
74
Moderate
219
Mild
442
None
434

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 68
Loss of appetite 50
Insomnia 44
Anxious mood 43
Weight loss 42
Headaches 36

Show all 276 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 39
20 mg daily 28
20 mg twice daily 23
30 mg twice daily 18
60 mg daily 15
10 mg daily 12
20 mg twice daily 11
10 mg twice daily 10
40 mg daily 9
5-5-5-5 mg daily 8

See all 96 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 143
Did not seem to work 140
Doctor's advice 122
Other 119
Expense 36
Personal research 34
Change in health plan coverage 28
Course of treatment ended 18
See all 447 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 56
2 - 5 years 110
5 - 10 years 80
10 years or more 56

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 84
1 - 6 months 95
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 62
2 - 5 years 95
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 23
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 769
Usually 291
Sometimes 85
Never taken as prescribed 24
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 102
A little hard to take 207
Not at all hard to take 830
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 46
$50-99 58
$25-49 114
< $25 579
Not specified 360

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 73
Modafinil (Provigil) 37
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 32
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 18
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 13

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 35
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 21
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 13
Modafinil (Provigil) 11
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 5

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

93 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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!

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

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

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: After taking for so long, I became immune to it, beware. It definitely makes me lose weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 93 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine