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Dexamphetamine Tablets

Generic Name: Dexamphetamine sulfate
Product Name: Dexamphetamine Tablets

Indication

Action

Proposed mode of action of psychostimulants in ADHD is enhancement of dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurotransmission. This aims to reduce functional impairment across a range of settings (including home, school and peer relationships) and minimize long term adverse effects on academic performance, vocational success, social and emotional development.

Dose advice

ADHD in school age children: Initially 2.5-10mg daily (based on 0.15-0.5mg/kg) increasing by 2.5-5mg daily each week as clinically indicated to a maximum of 30mg/day. When total daily dose is > 5mg give as 2 divided doses.

ADHD in adults: Initially 5mg each morning, gradually increase as indicated clinically, to a maximum of 60mg/day.

Narcolepsy in adults: Initially 10mg each morning, gradually increase as indicated clinically, to a maximum of 60mg/day in divided doses.

Schedule

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Common side effects

Most adverse effects are dose dependent.

Uncommon side effects

  • Movement disorders
  • Tics
  • Rash
  • Weight loss
  • Growth retardation

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 18 March, 2016


Created by: myVMC