What is Amphetamine Salts?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Amphetamine Salts is a combination preparation of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention-deficit disorder without hyperactivity (ADD).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 53 44
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 35 36
Problems concentrating 29 33
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 11 14
Attention deficit disorder 5 2
Depressed mood 3 4

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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
5
Moderate
27
Mild
37
None
28

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphetamine Salts

Side effect Patients
Weight loss 8
Loss of appetite 6
Dry mouth 5
Anxious mood 3
Insomnia 3
Constipation 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amphetamine Salts

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 3
30 mg twice daily 2
3 tablet(s) daily 1
3.125-3.125-3.125-3.125 mg twice daily 1
7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg daily 1
20 mg m,w,f 1
10 mg daily 1
15 mg twice daily 1
2 x 7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Amphetamine Salts

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 10
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 7
Other 5
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 24 patients who've stopped taking Amphetamine Salts

Duration

Currently taking Amphetamine Salts

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

Stopped taking Amphetamine Salts

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 67
Usually 22
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 66
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 5
$50-99 8
$25-49 3
< $25 54
Not specified 27

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphetamine Salts after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Modafinil (Provigil) 4
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) 3
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 2
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 1
Atomoxetine (Strattera) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Amphetamine Salts and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
Modafinil (Provigil) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Amphetamine Salts

May 10, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2010 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2003 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, loss of appetite, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 24, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have more energy. . Can stay awake all day. It also help with my thinking
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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