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Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 4 ratings/reviews, Dexedrine has an overall score of 3.50. The effectiveness score is 3.50 and the side effect score is 6. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Dexedrine review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Supposed ADHD
Dosage & duration:   5 MG Caps taken 2xs daily for the period of Not more than 4 months
Other conditions:   Not so sure I even had ADHD
Other drugs taken:   Depekote
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   With less Dexedrine and minimal Depekote, I was able to sleep deeply when I finally did fall asleep. I also remember extremely vivid dreams. The house was kept super clean and I was motivated to finish tasks.
Side effects:   Horrible feeling. My heart felt like it would explode. I had horrible tic like behavior. I picked at my skin until permanently damaged. I had horrible dry mouth and I had bad breath.
Comments:   My sister was diagnosed with ADHD and so was my brother (Both were much younger 11 and 7 years younger) Both suffered from learning disabilities. I drove my sister to an appointment and due to my family history I was asked to take a questionair. I was then told that while I was not learning disabled (A Student), I was hyper and did I want to try the above drugs. They said I would never know how bad off I was until I knew what it felt like to be normal. I was given two perscriptions and was told to start with one dose of the dexedrine in the am and to take the Depekote and dexedrine in the afternoon. If that didn't do it they would up my dexedrine. With in about two months I felt like jumping from my skin and decided that organization was not that worth it. My skin still shows the scarring from all the picking and squeezing but my tone is no longer "death warmed over". PS the doctor that prescribed this to me was investigated, tried and convicted of over prescribing, drug dealing and improper relationships with patients. (I can't remember the exact charges but he did get about 16 years for dealing controlled substances and was turned in by two female patients who said that he took advantage of their situation and slept with them.)

 

Dexedrine review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   15 mg taken twice daily for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   ability to concentrate and order thoughts, capacity to work effectively, organise home life, I was able to start tertiary study again and complete assignments and exams where I wasn't able to before due to concentration and motivation issues caused by my condition
Side effects:   clenching of jaw, loss of appetite at first, senses felt a bit strained at the end of the day, at times I felt a bit overwhelmed and heart would beat pretty fast - this was at least in part due to the medication,
Comments:   ongoing treatment for ADHD, originally I was prescribed 40 mg per day but dropped it to 30 mg when I had a few instances of heart palpitations and panic attacks

 

Dexedrine review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken everyday for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   OCD
Other drugs taken:   Effexor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Dexedrine as well as effexor, I found for my add works well the first few times, then the efficacy wears off because of tolerance. So now I take supplements, and find they work just as well but take 2 months to feel effects.
Side effects:   when my doctor increase dexedrine to 30 mg, I got speed but not the focus and I became OCD-seriously. It kept me up all night. Effexor which i took for 10 years numbs you out. I was on 75 mg for add and depression. I did cure depression but not really the add.
Comments:   already described above. I do not believe in pharmacuticals for neurological disorders. Supplements can provide benefits, but the process is long and expensive. There is not standard cure for any central nervous condition. It takes time and reading and research, and taking a pill is only a short term solution. I had allergies and my homeopathic doctor cleared my pathways that were not getting nutrients to my brain. I am now dieting and staying away from gluten and lactose and processed food. I'm doing detoxing and find with all the natural changes I have increased energy and do not have to depend on drugs. Who know what the side effects are? I could have aged my liver.

 

Dexedrine review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   add
Dosage & duration:   15 (dosage frequency: everyday) for the period of a few months
Other conditions:   0
Other drugs taken:   0
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   weight loss right away. I felt it working in brain right away, but lost the efficacy when I built my tolerance. My MD gave me more and the same thing happened. Meds don't cure add 100%, so now I take supplements.
Side effects:   insomnia, I got obsessive complusive and had to stop. I also think I have a bit of liver damage of taking meds over 10 years. I only took dexedrine for a few months.
Comments:   rec'd speed but no focus. I took the dexerine in morning and it wears off at night. I lost weight for the first time as the metabolism was great, sadly i gained 15 lbs off the same diet.
 


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