Generic Name: Amphetamine Mixed Salts (am-FET-a-mine)
Drug Class: Amphetamine
This medication is used for the treatment of narcolepsy, obesity,
and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, also known as ADHD.
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
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
- trouble sleeping
- upset stomach
- dry mouth
- If you experience other bothersome side effects, contact
your health care provider.
- 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.
- Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies,
contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
- 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
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.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed,
and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and
away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw
away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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.
For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health
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