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Dextroamphetamine (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, frequent or prolonged erections.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

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

Possible Dextroamphetamine side effects / adverse reactions in 5 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-11-23

Patient: 5 year old male

Reactions: Movement Disorder, Developmental Delay, Mood Swings, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Sydenham's Chorea

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Lisdexamfetamine
    Dosage: 30 mg, unk

Amphetamine Sulfate

Aripiprazole
    Dosage: unk

Valproic Acid
    Dosage: 125 mg, qam

Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
    Dosage: 18 mg, qam

Clonidine
    Dosage: 0.05 mg, 3x/day

Quetiapine Fumarate
    Dosage: 12.5 mg, 2x/day

Ziprasidone HCL
    Dosage: 40 mg, unk

Chlorpromazine
    Dosage: 200 mg, 1x/day
    Indication: Abnormal Behaviour

Valproic Acid
    Dosage: 250 mg, qhs

Carbamazepine
    Dosage: unk

Clonidine
    Dosage: 0.05 unk, 2x/day

Methylphenidate
    Dosage: unk

Iloperidone
    Dosage: 6 mg, unk

Lithium
    Dosage: 150 mg, 2x/day

Valproic Acid
    Dosage: 125 mg, 1x/day

Dextroamphetamine
    Dosage: 2.5 mg, 3x/day

Valproic Acid
    Dosage: 125 mg, 2x/day



Possible Dextroamphetamine side effects / adverse reactions in 28 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-11-29

Patient: 28 year old female weighing 56.7 kg (124.7 pounds)

Reactions: Nerve Injury, Weight Decreased, Muscle Atrophy, Intraocular Pressure Increased, Visual Acuity Reduced, Somnolence, Hunger, Neuropathy Peripheral, Familial Tremor, Cataplexy, Fibromyalgia, Decreased Appetite, Pain in JAW, Muscle Spasms, Crying, Migraine, Pneumonia, Dystonia, Nausea, Sleep Paralysis, Bruxism, Stress, Ovarian Cyst Ruptured, Radial Nerve Palsy, Alopecia, Heart Rate Increased, Bronchitis, Arthropod Bite, Influenza

Suspect drug(s):
Dextroamphetamine
    Dosage: 15 mg (15 mg, 1 in 1 d)
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-04-08

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-07-02
    End date: 2009-08-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-06-05
    End date: 2009-06-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-08-01
    End date: 2009-08-10

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-08-11

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2011-08-23
    End date: 2011-01-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-06-01
    End date: 2009-07-01

Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen
    Dosage: 7.5 mg/100 mg (7.5 mg/100 mg)
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2009-07-15
    End date: 2009-07-20

Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen
    Dosage: 7.5 mg/100 mg (7.5 mg/100 mg)
    Indication: Ovarian Cyst Ruptured
    Start date: 2009-07-15
    End date: 2009-07-20

Dextroamphetamine
    Dosage: (5 mg, up to 4 times daily as needed)
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-04-08

Other drugs received by patient: Pregabalin; Clonazepam; Duloxetine Hydrochloride; Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone; Venlafaxine HCL



Possible Dextroamphetamine side effects / adverse reactions in 28 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-12-15

Patient: 28 year old female weighing 56.7 kg (124.7 pounds)

Reactions: Nerve Injury, Initial Insomnia, Weight Decreased, Muscle Atrophy, Intraocular Pressure Increased, Headache, Hunger, Poor Quality Sleep, Neuropathy Peripheral, Fibromyalgia, Cataplexy, Muscle Spasms, Decreased Appetite, Crying, Migraine, Pneumonia, Dystonia, Nausea, Sleep Paralysis, Stress, Ovarian Cyst Ruptured, Tremor, Radial Nerve Palsy, Visual Impairment, Alopecia, Heart Rate Increased, Bronchitis, Influenza

Suspect drug(s):
Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-08-11

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-07-02
    End date: 2009-08-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-06-01
    End date: 2009-07-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-06-05
    End date: 2009-06-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-08-01
    End date: 2009-08-10

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-08-23
    End date: 2011-01-01

Xyrem
    Dosage: see image
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen
    Dosage: 7.5 mg/100 mg (7.5 mg/100 mg)
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2009-07-15
    End date: 2009-07-20

Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen
    Dosage: 7.5 mg/100 mg (7.5 mg/100 mg)
    Indication: Ovarian Cyst Ruptured
    Start date: 2009-07-15
    End date: 2009-07-20

Dextroamphetamine
    Dosage: 5 mg, up to 4 times daily as needed
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-04-08

Dextroampetamine Sulfate TAB
    Dosage: 15 mg (15 mg, 1 in 1 d)
    Indication: Narcolepsy
    Start date: 2009-04-08

Other drugs received by patient: Duloxetine Hydrochloride; Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone; Clonazepam; Pregabalin; Venlafaxine HCL



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-03-07

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