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 798 503
Fatigue 611 404
Problems concentrating 419 310
Attention deficit disorder 111 73
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 73 75
Brain fog 41 30

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 71
Moderate 214
Mild 413
None 407

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 66
Loss of appetite 47
Insomnia 43
Anxious mood 41
Weight loss 40
Decreased appetite 39

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 41
20 mg daily 26
20 mg twice daily 23
30 mg twice daily 18
5-5-5-5 mg daily 14
10 mg daily 13
10 mg twice daily 11
40 mg daily 11
60 mg daily 10
15 mg daily 9

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Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 134
Side effects too severe 130
Doctor's advice 113
Other 113
Expense 36
Personal research 29
Change in health plan coverage 23
Course of treatment ended 16
See all 416 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 89
5 - 10 years 76
10 years or more 41

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 77
1 - 6 months 90
6 months - 1 year 67
1 - 2 years 56
2 - 5 years 91
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 731
Usually 274
Sometimes 77
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 100
A little hard to take 198
Not at all hard to take 777
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 46
$50-99 58
$25-49 107
< $25 555
Not specified 327

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 58
Modafinil (Provigil) 29
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 21
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 15
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 11

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 29
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 17
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 11
Modafinil (Provigil) 9
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 5

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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92 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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

  • 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

May 15, 2016 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibro fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication helped me focus and I couldn't see any long term side effects, but I didn't have any objective testing to verify that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2010 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibro fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication improved my concentration, almost to the point of making me obsessive about the area of interest. I have enough energy to participate in home life nearly every day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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