Generic Name: Methamphetamine
Brand Name: Dexedrine, Dextrostat
Uses of Desoxyn:
DESOXYN (methamphetamine hydrochloride tablets, USP), chemically known as (S)-N, (alpha)-dimethylbenzeneethanamine hydrochloride, is a member of the amphetamine group of sympathomimetic amines.
Methamphetamine ( Desoxyn ) an amphetamine used to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit-disorder in children. In some cases but rare this drug is used to treat depression. This drug is from a family of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants.
How to Take Desoxyn tablet:
Take pemoline only as directed by your doctor . Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If too much is taken, it may become habit-forming. Do not take Dexedrine late in the day, since this could cause insomnia. If you experience insomnia or loss of appetite while taking this drug, notify your doctor; you may need a lower dosage.
Side Effects of Desoxyn:
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
- Excessive restlessness,
- Nausea, diarrhea
- weight loss.
- false feeling of well-being,
- feeling of unpleasantness,
- changes in sex drive,
- allergic skin reactions,
- fluid retention,
- dry mouth
- difficulty sleeping or drowsiness,
- stomach pain, or
- loss of appetite.
Warnings and precautions for Desoxyn:
- Do not use in patients with a history of drug abuse.
- DESOXYN tablets should be used with caution in patients with even mild hypertension.
- Methamphetamine should not be used to combat fatigue or to replace rest in normal persons.
- Prescribing and dispensing of methamphetamine should be limited to the smallest amount that is feasible at one time in order to minimize the possibility of overdosage.
- Do not use during or within 14 days following the administration of MAO inhibitors; hypertensive crises may result. Advanced arteriosclerosis, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, known hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to the sympathomimetic amines, glaucoma and agitated states.
- The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is an addictive drug. People often become dependent on dextroamphetamine and amphetamine after using it for long periods of time. To avoid this, keep all appointments with your doctor and use dextroamphetamine and amphetamine only as directed. Also, do not give your medicine to anyone else.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially ammonium chloride; ascorbic acid; glutamic acid; sodium bicarbonate; MAO inhibitors such as phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate), even if you stopped taking them in the last 2 weeks; guanethidine (Ismelin); medications for depression such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), impramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil); reserpine; medications for epilepsy such as ethosuximide (Zarontin), phenobarbital, and phenytoin (Dilantin); beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, or other medications used to treat heart disease; diuretics (''water pills'') such as acetazolamide (Diamox); haloperidol (Haldol); chlorpromazine (Ormazine, Thorazine); medications for high blood pressure (''blood pressure pills''); antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril), and promethazine (Phenergan, Anergan, Phenazine); lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith); meperidine (Demerol); propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvon-N, Dolene); and herbal products or vitamins.The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine affects the action of other medications, and many medications can affect the action of this medication. Tell your doctor and pharmacist everything you are taking.
- Safety for use during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Although CNS stimulants are seldom indicated after puberty, it should be borne in mind that Desoxyn should not be used during pregnancy or in women who may become pregnant.
- Liver function tests should be performed prior to and periodically during therapy with Desoxyn.
- If you take this medicine in large doses for a long time, do not stop taking it without first checking with your doctor. Your doctor may want you to reduce gradually the amount you are taking before stopping completely.
- Drug treatment is not indicated in all cases of ADD with hyperactivity and should be considered only in light of complete history and evaluation of the child.
What to do if you take Overdose of Desoxyn tablet?
Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
What to do if you take Missed Dose of Desoxyn?
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How to Store Desoxyn:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Desoxyn is available as:
Each orange, heart shaped, scored, compressed tablet, engraved SKF E19, contains: Dextroamphetamine sulfate 5 mg. Also contains lactose 13.8 mg, sucrose and tartrazine. Energy: 1.46 kJ (0.35 kcal). Gluten-free, parabens-free, sodium-free and sulfites-free. Bottles of 100.