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Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine Sulfate) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Cardiovascular: Palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure. There have been isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use.

Central Nervous System: Psychotic episodes at recommended doses (rare), overstimulation, restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, euphoria, dyskinesia, dysphoria, tremor, headache, exacerbation of motor and phonic tics and Tourette's syndrome.

Gastrointestinal: Dryness of the mouth, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, other gastrointestinal disturbances. Anorexia and weight loss may occur as undesirable effects.

Allergic: Urticaria.

Endocrine: Impotence, changes in libido.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED DEXEDRINE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Dexedrine. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Dexedrine side effects / adverse reactions in 54 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-27

Patient: 54 year old male

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Drug Ineffective, Feeling Abnormal

Suspect drug(s):
Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 275mg three times per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Wellbutrin XL
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Dexedrine
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: NO Concurrent Medication



Possible Dexedrine side effects / adverse reactions in 71 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-30

Patient: 71 year old female weighing 61.2 kg (134.7 pounds)

Reactions: Activities of Daily Living Impaired, Drug Ineffective, Depression, Treatment Noncompliance, Hypersomnia, Suicidal Ideation

Suspect drug(s):
Dexedrine
    Dosage: 20 mg;qid;po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Somnolence
    Start date: 1967-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-11

Dexedrine
    Dosage: 20 mg;qid;po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Somnolence
    Start date: 2012-01-16



Possible Dexedrine side effects / adverse reactions in 71 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-06

Patient: 71 year old female weighing 61.2 kg (134.7 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Activities of Daily Living Impaired, Depression, Depressed Mood, Treatment Noncompliance, Hypersomnia, Suicidal Ideation

Suspect drug(s):
Dexedrine
    Dosage: 20 mg po
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 1967-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-11

Dexedrine
    Dosage: 20 mg po
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-16

Dexedrine
    Indication: Sleep Apnoea Syndrome



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-06-23

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