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 820 518
Fatigue 624 419
Problems concentrating 375 290
Attention deficit disorder 112 74
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 73 75
Brain fog 39 30

Show all 146 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 71
Moderate 213
Mild 426
None 422

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 66
Loss of appetite 48
Insomnia 43
Anxious mood 42
Weight loss 40
Headaches 34

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 40
20 mg twice daily 25
30 mg twice daily 21
20 mg daily 20
5-5-5-5 mg daily 12
10 mg twice daily 11
7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg daily 10
40 mg daily 10
60 mg daily 10
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 134
Side effects too severe 133
Other 115
Doctor's advice 114
Expense 35
Personal research 31
Change in health plan coverage 25
Course of treatment ended 16
See all 422 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 31
1 - 2 years 57
2 - 5 years 97
5 - 10 years 72
10 years or more 51

Stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 77
1 - 6 months 91
6 months - 1 year 67
1 - 2 years 58
2 - 5 years 92
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 743
Usually 284
Sometimes 81
Never taken as prescribed 24
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 101
A little hard to take 202
Not at all hard to take 799
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 46
$50-99 58
$25-49 110
< $25 560
Not specified 346

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 62
Modafinil (Provigil) 33
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 27
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 18
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 11

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 30
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 19
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 11
Modafinil (Provigil) 10
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 5

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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93 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

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!

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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

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