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Desoxyn




Desoxyn Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 10/6/2016

Desoxyn (methamphetamine) is a central nervous system stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Desoxyn is also used to treat obesity after other diets or medications have been tried without successful weight loss. Side effects of Desoxyn include:

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • dry mouth,
  • unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • loss of appetite,
  • weight loss,
  • loss of interest in sex,
  • impotence, or
  • difficulty having an orgasm.

For treatment of children 6 years or older with a behavioral syndrome characterized by moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, hyperactivity, emotional lability and impulsivity, an initial dose of 5 mg Desoxyn once or twice a day is recommended. To treat obesity in adults, one 5 mg tablet of Desoxyn should be taken one-half hour before each meal. Desoxyn may interact with insulin, cold medicines (decongestants), phenothiazines, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Metamphetamine may be harmful to an unborn baby. It could also cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes methamphetamine during pregnancy. Methamphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Methamphetamine is a drug of abuse and can be habit-forming.

Our Desoxyn Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Desoxyn in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using methamphetamine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure); or
  • tremor, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache or dizziness;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • diarrhea, constipation;
  • loss of appetite, weight loss; or
  • loss of interest in sex, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Desoxyn (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride)

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Desoxyn Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, weight loss, trouble sleeping, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: blurred vision, numbness/pain/skin color change/sensitivity to temperature in the fingers or toes, swelling of ankles/feet, rapid/unexplained weight loss, fast/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood/behavior changes (e.g., agitation, aggression, mood swings, depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide), uncontrolled movements (e.g., muscle twitching/shaking), outbursts of words/sounds, change in sexual ability/interest, frequent/prolonged erections (in males).

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: shortness of breath, chest/jaw/left arm pain, fainting, seizures, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, confusion.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Desoxyn (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride)

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Desoxyn FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

The following are adverse reactions in decreasing order of severity within each category that have been reported:

Cardiovascular

Elevation of blood pressure, tachycardia and palpitation. Fatal cardiorespiratory arrest has been reported, mostly in the context of abuse/misuse.

Central Nervous System

Psychotic episodes have been rarely reported at recommended doses. Dizziness, dysphoria, overstimulation, euphoria, insomnia, tremor, restlessness and headache. Exacerbation of motor and phonic tics and Tourette’s syndrome.

Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea, constipation, dryness of mouth, unpleasant taste and other gastrointestinal disturbances.

Hypersensitivity

Urticaria.

Endocrine

Impotence and changes in libido; frequent or prolonged erections.

Musculoskeletal

Rhabdomyolysis.

Miscellaneous

Suppression of growth has been reported with the long-term use of stimulants in children (see WARNINGS).

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Recordati Rare Diseases Inc. at 1-888-575-8344 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Desoxyn (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride)

Desoxyn - User Reviews

Desoxyn User Reviews

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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