Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 20, 2013
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General Information on Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts

Generic Name : Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts

Pronunciation : Am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen

Latest prescription information about Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y50.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Central Nervous System Stimulants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts

International- Adderall.

Why is Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication belongs to central nervous system stimulants class, prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with counseling and special education. It is also used to treat narcolepsy. 

When should Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hardening of the arteries, blood vessel disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, increased eye pressure, mood or mental problems, heart diseases, alcohol abuse, within 14 days following the administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts?

The recommended dose is 20 mg/day.
Adolescents: Initial: The recommended dose is 10 mg/day. The dose may be increased to 20 mg/day after one week if needed.
In children from 3 to 5 years of age, PO 2.5 mg/day; may be increased weekly by 2.5 mg.
Children 6 yr of age or older IR: PO 5 mg once or twice daily; may be increased weekly by 5 mg to max of 40 mg/day in divided doses. Usual range: 0.1 to 0.5 mg/kg/dose in the morning.
Child: Initial: The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily in the morning. It may be increased if needed. The maximum recommended dose for children is 30 mg/day.

How should Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, growth problems, loss of appetite, blood disorder, involuntary muscle movements, seizures, abnormal electroencephalograms (EEGs), mood or mental problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery, and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

It should not be used in children aged less than 3 years old and elderly.

Monitor blood pressure, pulse and heart function regularly, while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts?

  Most frequent: Loss of appetite, sleeplessness, weight loss, emotional lability, depression, anxiety, headache, weakness, paresthesia and fast pounding, or uneven heart rate.
  General: Abdominal pain, (stomach ache), fever, infection, accidental injury and fatigue.
  Heart: Palpitations, elevation of blood pressure, myocardial infarction rate.
  Gastrointestinal: Dryness of the mouth, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea and indigestion.
  Liver: Impotence, changes in libido.
  Eye: Blood shot eyes, dilated pupils and blurred vision.
  Central Nervous System: Nervousness, feeling light-headed, fainting, tremor, restlessness, irritability, hallucinations, unusual behavior, and dizziness.
  Metabolic : Weight loss.

What are the other precautions for Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal and excess dosage.
Patient may develop with serious effects such as heart attack, stroke and sudden death in patients with heart defects. Before taking this medication, consult with your doctor.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may lead to addiction.

What are the storage conditions for Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25 C).

Schedule : X

Narcotic and Psychotropic drugs which cannot be sold without the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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