What is Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine?

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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 854 534
Fatigue 633 429
Problems concentrating 392 301
Attention deficit disorder 112 74
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 74 75
Brain fog 40 31

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
74
Moderate
218
Mild
434
None
430

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 65
Loss of appetite 49
Anxious mood 43
Insomnia 43
Weight loss 42
Headaches 36

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 38
20 mg daily 21
20 mg twice daily 20
30 mg twice daily 18
10 mg twice daily 11
20 mg twice daily 11
60 mg daily 11
40 mg daily 10
5-5-5-5 mg daily 9
10 mg daily 9

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Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 139
Side effects too severe 139
Doctor's advice 119
Other 118
Expense 36
Personal research 33
Change in health plan coverage 28
Course of treatment ended 16
See all 438 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 105
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 53

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 80
1 - 6 months 94
6 months - 1 year 67
1 - 2 years 62
2 - 5 years 95
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 759
Usually 288
Sometimes 83
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 102
A little hard to take 205
Not at all hard to take 819
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 46
$50-99 59
$25-49 114
< $25 569
Not specified 356

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 69
Modafinil (Provigil) 36
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 28
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) 33
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 19
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 13
Modafinil (Provigil) 11
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 5

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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94 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Apr 22, 2016 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: None
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Mar 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 29, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 100mg every morning. Besides calming me down, ordering my mind like file folders, giving me a longer attention span and ability to stay focused; it also gives me a mood lift and a bit of extra energy in the a.m. The name is Vyvanse
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 11, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 100mg every morning. Besides calming me down, ordering my mind like file folders, giving me a longer attention span and ability to stay focused; it also gives me a mood lift and a bit of extra energy in the a.m. I have afternoon food cravings and will overeat if not careful. I have terrible days if I run out of Vyvanse. I have taken this dose for a few years. It's efficacy has not declined. But, sometimes when I am up for a couple days from hypomanic cycling I will take an extra 30mg. Then running out early is a bitch.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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