Generic Name: Amphetamine Mixed Salts (am-FET-a-mine)Drug Class: Amphetamine
- Drug Uses
- General Information
- How it Works
- How to Take It
- Possible Side Effects
- Warnings and Precautions
- Drug Interactions
- Missing a Dose
- Pregnancy or Nursing
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side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database.
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How it Works
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 medications.
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away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
More InformationFor more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 May 2015
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.