Brand Name: Dexedrine and Dextrostat
Generic Name: dextroamphetamine sulfateUsage:
Dexedrine is a sustained-release medication approved for treatment of symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity (ADHD) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is formulated for an initial dose is released after taking the medication and additional medication is gradually released over a span of hours.
Dexedrine is available in the following strengths:
- 5 mg
- 10 mg
- 15 mg
Dextrostat is also dextroamphetamine, approved for use in children over the age of 3 and adults with ADHD. It is available in the following strengths:
- 5 mg
- 10 mg
Dexedrine is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and Dextrostat is manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals.Overview:
Dexedrine and Dextrostat are a stimulant medications used to treat ADHD in children over the age of 3 years. Children between the age of 3 years and 5 years should begin at 2.5 mg daily but can be raised as needed. Children six years old and up should start with 5 mg and increase as needed.
The first dose is normally given first thing in the morning and additional doses can be administered four to six hours after the initial dose.
Before taking Dexedrine or Dextrostat, you should tell your doctor about any and all of the following health conditions you may have, or if there is a family history of any of the following:
- Heart disease or congenital heart defect
- High blood pressure
- Epilepsy other seizure disorder
- Tics or Tourette’s Syndrome
- Overactive Thyroid
- Anxiety, Tension, Agitation or any other psychiatric illness
- History of drug or substance abuse
Although the following is not a complete list, below the most common side effects of Adderall and Adderall XR are listed. These medications are generally well tolerated and side effects are minimal. Should side effects last more than a few weeks or interfere with your, or your child’s ability to complete daily activities, you should speak with your doctor.