Brand Name: Desoxyn Generic Name: methamphetamine Usage The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved Desoxyn for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity for children over the age of 6. This medication should not be given to children under the age of six. Desoxyn is a stimulant medication and is available in tablets with a strength of 5 mg. Overview Desoxyn is an amphetamine and has a high potential for abuse. It has been approved for use in both ADHD and in weight loss for obesity. Prolonged use for obesity may cause dependence. Although the FDA has not approved use of Desoxyn for adults with ADHD, it can be prescribed “off label” for adults. Side Effects Desoxyn can increase blood pressure and may cause tachycardia and heart palpitations. It is recom...
Over the years there has been conflicting information on how, why and even if, certain foods or drinks impact the effectiveness of ADHD medications . For example, does a breakfast high in fat make medications less effective? In this post, I will try to clear up some of the confusion surrounding whether what you eat changes how your medication works.
Methylphenidate-Based Medications ( Ritalin , Concerta , Focalin , Metadate , Methylin )
It is recommended that short acting medications, such as Ritalin be taken between 30 and 45 minutes before eating in order for someone to receive the full effect of the medication. The prescribing information for Concerta, however, indicates it can be taken with or without food.
A study released in 2002 compared the effects of Concerta with Adderall after children had eaten a breakfast high in fat. The study, which was completed by McNeil Labs (the manufacturer of Concerta) showed that high-fat breakfasts had no impact on the effec...
Most people are familiar with some of the common side-effects of Adderall : loss of appetite, headache, stomach upset, weight loss and difficulty sleeping. But one of the lesser known side-effects, skin problems can be devastating. An investigation on the adverse effects of Adderall XR in 2006 by the FDA indicated three areas of adverse events: cardiovascular , psychiatric and dematological. A report issued indicated, "The final area of concern that was found in this review, serious adverse skin reactions with Adderall XR, is not currently being addressed." 
According to the medication guide for Adderall XR, adverse reactions can include, "Urticaria, rash, hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and anaphylaxis. Serious skin rashes, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported." 
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious skin disease, usually resulting from an allergic reaction from a medication. Symptoms include
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