What is D-Amphetamine Salt Combo?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

D-amphetamine Salt Combo is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, stimulants used for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and for narcolepsy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 17 8
Fatigue 14 6
Problems concentrating 11 3
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 4 4
Narcolepsy 3 3
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 7
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Decreased appetite 1
Excessive dry mouth 1
Excessive sweating 1
Feet tingling 1
Giddiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) twice daily 1
5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 11
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking D-Amphetamine Salt Combo after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 1
Modafinil (Provigil) 1
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2 patient evaluations for D-Amphetamine Salt Combo

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the_lorelei
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the_lorelei
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See the_lorelei's full D-Amphetamine Salt Combo history

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Overly talkative (talk too much), Giddiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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heathercf75
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heathercf75
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See heathercf75's full D-Amphetamine Salt Combo history

Jun 11, 2013 (Started Sep 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

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