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Amphetamine (Oral route)am-FET-a-meen
In the US: Dyanavel XR, Evekeo
Dosage formsSuspension, Extended Release Tablet
Oral route (Suspension, Extended Release)
CNS stimulants, including amphetamine extended-release oral suspension, other amphetamine-containing products, and methylphenidate, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy .
Oral route (Tablet)
Abuse potential is high with the use of amphetamines. Using amphetamines for a prolonged period of time may lead to drug dependence and must be avoided. Pay particular attention to the possibility of patients obtaining amphetamines for distribution to others or for nontherapeutic use. Prescribe and dispense amphetamines sparingly. Sudden death and serious cardiovascular adverse events may occur with misuse of amphetamines .
Uses of This Medicine
Amphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy (sleep disorder). It is also used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.
Amphetamine works in the treatment of ADHD by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted and impulsive. This medicine is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: