Details About Generic Salt ::  Methamph

Main Medicine Class:: CNS stimulant,amphetamine   

(meth-am-FET-uh-meen HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide)
Desoxyn, Desoxyn Gradumets
Class: CNS stimulant/amphetamine


Drugs Class ::

 Action Activates noradrenergic neurons causing CNS and respiratory stimulation; timulates the satiety center in the brain causing appetite suppression.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of attention deficit disorder in children; short-term exogenous obesity adjunct.

Drug Dose ::


Attention Deficit Disorder

CHILDREN: PO 5 mg 1–2 times/day; may be increased weekly by 5 mg to maximum of 20–25 mg/day in divided doses. Long-acting form: Once daily.

Exogenous Obesity

ADULTS & CHILDREN > 12 YR: PO 5 mg 1–3 times/day 30 min before meals. Long-acting form: 10–15 mg in AM. Not to be used beyond a few weeks.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Advanced arteriosclerosis; symptomatic cardiovascular disease; moderate to severe hypertension; hyperthyroidism; hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines; glaucoma; agitated states; history of drug abuse. Drug should not be used concomitantly with or within 14 days of MAO inhibitor use.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Excreted in breast milk. Children: Not recommended as anorectic agent in children < 12 yr. Drug dependence: Has high potential for dependence and abuse. Tolerance may occur; recommended dose should not be exceeded. Tartrazine sensitivity: Some products contain tartrazine, which may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CV: Palpitations; tachycardia; hypertension; arrhythmias. CNS: Hyperactivity; dizziness; insomnia; euphoria; restlessness; tremors; eadache. GI: Dry mouth; unpleasant taste; diarrhea; constipation; anorexia. GU: Impotence. DERM: Urticaria.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Activates noradrenergic neurons causing CNS and respiratory stimulation; timulates the satiety center in the brain causing appetite suppression.

Drug Interactions ::


Guanethidine: Amphetamines may decrease effectiveness. MAO inhibitors, furazolidone: Hypertensive crisis and intracranial hemorrhage may occur. Tricyclic antidepressants: Decreased amphetamine effect. Urinary acidifiers: Decreased amphetamine levels. Urinary alkalinizers: Increased amphetamine levels.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. Note cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma or sensitivity to sympathomimetic drugs.
  • Take vital signs and auscultate heart and lungs before administration; monitor closely during treatment.
  • Assess mental status: mood, sensorium, affect, stimulation, insomnia, aggressiveness. Depressed patients are more likely to misuse drug to induce euphoria and mood elevation.
  • Monitor renal function.
  • Monitor blood glucose level closely in diabetic patient. Changes in appetite and food intake will occur.
  • Monitor for weight loss (may be desired effect).
  • If hypertension, dysrhythmias, marked agitation, restlessness or confusion occur, withhold medication and notify physician.
  Restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia, rapid respiration, confusion, assaultiveness, hallucinations, panic attack, hyperpyrexia

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • Administer last dose several hours before bedtime.
  • Store in tightly closed container at room temperature.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Instruct patient to take medication exactly as ordered and not to increase dosage unless advised by physician.
  • Advise patient to take sips of water frequently, suck on ice chips or sugarless hard candy, or chew sugarless gum if dry mouth occurs.
  • Instruct patient to report excessive dryness of mouth, constipation or prolonged insomnia as dosage may need to be adjusted.
  • Tell patient to avoid caffeine, which increases drug effect.
  • Advise patient that drug may cause dizziness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness or coordination.
  • Instruct patient not to take otc medications without consulting physician.
  • Tell parents to report decreased appetite to pediatrician.

Disclaimer ::

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