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 913 572
Fatigue 658 438
Problems concentrating 431 315
Attention deficit disorder 115 75
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 77 78

Show all 141 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 75
Moderate 222
Mild 448
None 456

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients
Decreased appetite 84
Dry mouth 73
Insomnia 45
Weight loss 44
Anxious mood 43
Headaches 39

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 35
10 mg daily 26
20 mg daily 25
20 mg twice daily 23
30 mg twice daily 16
10 mg twice daily 14
40 mg daily 14
60 mg daily 12
5 mg daily 7
7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg daily 5

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Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 146
Did not seem to work 138
Doctor's advice 126
Other 122
Expense 36
Personal research 33
Change in health plan coverage 28
Course of treatment ended 16
See all 455 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 45

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 83
1 - 6 months 101
6 months - 1 year 70
1 - 2 years 64
2 - 5 years 94
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 22
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 786
Usually 304
Sometimes 88
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 105
A little hard to take 210
Not at all hard to take 856
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 47
$50-99 60
$25-49 117
< $25 585
Not specified 380

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 78
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 39
Modafinil (Provigil) 39
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 19
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 16

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 40
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 24
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 16
Modafinil (Provigil) 11
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 7

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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