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Methamphetamine ( Desoxyn ) an amphetamine used to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit-disorder in children. In some cases but rare this drug is used to treat depression. This drug is from a family of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants.
Do not give this drug to child that suffer from psychotic disorders that produce the symptoms of attention-deficit-disorder.
Do not take monoamine oxidase inhibitor with this drug.
Check with physician if taking any of the following: Chlorpromazine, ethosuximide, haloperidol, antihypertensive, medications, meperidine, norepinphrine, phenytion, propoxphene, any beta blocker, digitalis or thyroid hormones. ( Yudofsky, Hales & Ferguson )
The habit-forming potential is high. Psychological and physical dependence is possible. Addiction is rare in children but a problem with adults.
Children who take this drug on a long-term basis should be examined every four to six months. The physician should monitor height and weight, look for the presence of tics, measure blood pressure and pulse, and ask about side effects. ( Yudofsky, Hales & Ferguson )
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant or if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children under the age of six and if over sixty with close monitoring.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this or any other amphetamine in the past. If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Inform your Doctor if: You had negative reactions to this or any other amphetamine in the pass. If you have epilepsy, glaucoma, heart/blood vessel disease, high blood pressure or a history of Tourette's syndrome. If you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug. If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be undergoing any medical tests. If you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor ( MAO ) in the pass two weeks.
Methamphetamine ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping or weight loss.
Rare: Abdominal pain, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, mood changes, lack of coordination, tics/unusual movements, irritability/nervousness, skin rash, hives, blurred vision, sexual problems or paranoia.
See physician always: Abdominal pain, headache, weight loss, mood changes, lack of coordination, tics/unusual movements, irritability/nervousness, skin rash, hives, blurred vision, sexual problems or paranoia.
See physician if severe: Nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness or dizziness.
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Abdominal pain, headache, lack of coordination, tics/unusual movements, skin rash, hives or paranoia.
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