Dextroamphetamine (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Dextroamphetamine belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (uncontrollable desire for sleep or sudden attacks of deep sleep) .
Dextroamphetamine increases attention and decreases restlessness in patients who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long or are easily distracted, and have unstable emotions. It is also used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment .
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. Prescriptions cannot be refilled. A new prescription must be obtained from your doctor each time you or your child needs this medicine .
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Capsule, Extended Release