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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Amphetamine Mixed Salts

Drug Uses

This medication is used for the treatment of narcolepsy, obesity, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder"ADHD".

General Information

This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.

How it Works

This medicine works in patients with attention deficit disorders by helping to calm them and increasing their concentration.

How to Take It

It is important to follow your prescription directions carefully and do not suddenly stop taking the medication. This medicine is taken orally and may be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Doses may vary. Take about the same time every day.

Possible Side Effects

    • Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:

      • chest pounding
      • nervousness
      • trouble sleeping
      • upset stomach
      • dry mouth

Warnings/Precautions

    • Those who have heart problems, diabetes, or a history of drug abuse should NOT use this medicine.


    • Children with attention deficit disorders who also have Tourette’s syndrome or tics also should NOT use this medicine.


    • Amphetamines may impair the ability of patients to drive a car or perform other potentially dangerous activities.


    • Amphetamines can be habit forming.

Drug Interactions

    • Possible drug interactions may occur with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO), increasing the risk for irregular hear beat (arrhythmias), seizures, or high blood pressure (hypertension). Talk to your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.

Missed Dose

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 double doses.


Pregnancy/Nursing

For women, this medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or for use by nursing mothers. If you suspect that you may be pregnant, talk to you doctor.

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