Dexedrine Oral Tablet 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Dexedrine: Oral tablet (5mg)

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Dexedrine 5mg Tab
AbbVie US LLC
Pill Identification: SKF E19 
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Dextroamphetamine 5mg Tab
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: b  |  952 5
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Dextroamphetamine 5mg Tab
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 5  |  M
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Dextroamphetamine 5mg Tab
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 5  |  M
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Dextrostat 5mg Tab
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: 51  |  RP
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Dexedrine 5mg Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies and Adolor Corporation Partnership
Pill Identification: SKF E19 
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Dextroamphetamine 5mg Tab
Wilshire Pharmaceuitcals, Inc
Pill Identification: MIA  |  5
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Dextroamphetamine 5mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: N 941 

What is this Medicine?

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE (dex troe am FET a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It may also be used for narcolepsy. Federal law prohibits giving this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.

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Dexedrine 5mg Tablet

NDC: 000073519
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Obesity

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Dexedrine 5mg Tablet
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GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies and Adolor Corporation Partnership
Pill Identification: SKF E19 
Shape: triangular (3-sided)
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Dexedrine 5mg Tablet

Hallucinations Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Mania Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritability Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Dexedrine 5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Dexedrine 5mg Tablet(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Alcohol and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Alcohol can cause drowsiness, mental impairment and fatigue which can decrease the effectiveness of Dextroamphetamine treatment. Do not drive or operate machinery if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Dexedrine 5mg Tablet(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Marijuana and Amphetamines(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Amphetamines together without talking to your health care provider. Taking these drugs together might increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart rate, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, severe headache, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Dexedrine 5mg Tablet(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking this medicine. Also avoid medicines containing additional caffeine whenever possible. Side effects may get worse if you take excessive caffeine. Taking a high amount of caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, tremor, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Acidic food and Dexedrine 5mg Tablet(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Acidic food and Amphetamines(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. Acidic juices, like citrus juices (examples: orange juice, grapefruit juice) may decrease the absorption of this medication and are best avoided during the 1 hour before a dose, at the time of dosing, and for 1 hour after taking a dose. You may need to limit caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Foods that alkalinize urine and Dexedrine 5mg Tablet(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Foods that alkalinize urine and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. In theory, certain alkaline foods, such as beets, spinach, and kale, may slow the elimination of amphetamines from the body. However, routine ingestion of these foods is not expected to cause noticeable problems.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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