dexamfetamine is a Medicine belongs to CNS stimulatns group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37  

  ►   Brandname : Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Liquadd, ProCenta
  ►  Strength : Tablet with

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37  
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37  

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓

Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Narcolepsy Oral 5 10 mg Tablet Dose given daily in divided doses, increased if necessary by 5 to 10 mg at weekly intervals to a maximum of 60 mg daily.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37  



Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Hyperactivity 6 Year Oral 5 mg Tablet b.d/t.i.d

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37  
►  Side Effect : Insomnia, Night terrors, Nervousness, Restlessness, irritability, Euphoria, Fatigue, Depression, Dryness of the mouth, Anorexia, Abdominal cramp, Gastrointestinal disturbances, Headache, Dizziness, Tremor, Sweating, Tachycardia, palpitations, Myocardial infraction, Increased or some times decreased blood pressure, Altered libido, impotence, Psychotic reactions, Hallucinations, Delusional thinking, Mania, Seizures, Stroke, Muscle damage, Rhabdomyolysis, Renal compilcations
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2352   Edition : 37.  

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of dexamfetamine is with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor, , Tricyclic antidepressants,  Guanethidine
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37.  


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Dexamfetamine is an indirect-acting sympathomimetic and may interact with a number of other drugs. To avoid precipitating a hypertensive crisis, it should not be given to patients being treated with an MAOI or within 14 days of stopping such treatment. Use of beta blockers with amfetamines may produce severe hypertension. Dexamfetamine may also diminish the effects of other antihypertensives, including guanethidine and similar drugs, and concurrent use should be avoided. Patients receiving amfetamines and tricyclic antidepressants require careful monitoring as the risk of cardiovascular effects including arrhythmias may be increased
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37.  


►  Contraindication : Dexamfetamine is contra-indicated in patients with cardiovascular disease including moderate to severe hypertension and those with structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, or advanced arteriosclerosis., It should also not be used in patients with hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, hyperexcitability, or agitated states, Dexamfetamine should not be given to those with a history of drug or alcohol abuse and it should be avoided in pregnant or breast-feeding women., It should be given with caution to patients with mild hypertension, renal impairment, bipolar disorder, or unstable personality. Behavioural disturbances and thought disorders may be exacerbated in psychotic patients., Epilepsy
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37.  
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Dexamfetamine, the dextrorotatory isomer of amfetamine, is an indirect-acting sympathomimetic with alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist activity. It has a marked stimulant effect on the CNS, particularly the cerebral cortex.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37.  

Pathway of DIETARY Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


DIETARY Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication DIETARY Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   Renal
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2353   Edition : 37.  

►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA

►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA