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Dexy, dexadrine, or dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant medication commonly used for the treatment of ADHD or narcolepsy. Unfortunately, because of its stimulant properties it is also used illegally. A person who has a prescription should never share their medication with another person; it is against the law to do so.

Due to the nature of this prescription, it can be habit forming. For this reason, a physician may ask questions related to family or personal use of alcohol or other substances prior to giving a patient this form of therapy.

Cautions About Dexy and Some Side Effects

Patients should use caution with this prescription. A person should only take the dose prescribed and according to the schedule provided by the physician. A person should never double the dose, take more frequently, or suddenly stop taking the substance due to the high risk of side effects.

DexyAs is the same with any other medication, dexy does have possible side effects which a person can suffer from including:

  • Restlessness
  • Tremors
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headache
  • Dry or cotton mouth
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Anorexia or weight loss
  • Changes in sexual desire or function

More serious side effects, which may also be the sign of overdose are:

  • Tachycardia or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Severe tiredness
  • Slowed, slurred, or difficulty with speach
  • Mood change including aggressive behavior or manic episodes
  • Hallucinations
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Numbness or weakness in extremities
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Visual disturbances

These symptoms require immediate attention from a health care provider.

In some cases, heart attack and sudden death has resulted from the use of dexy.

Don’t Let Addiction or Abuse Destroy Your Life

Substances such as dexy can develop dependency, or addiction to the drug.  If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment help, contact one of our counselors today. Regain your life, free from addiction.

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