Generic Name: methamphetamine hydrochloride
DESOXYN® (methamphetamine hydrochloride tablets, USP), chemically known as (S)-N,α-dimethylbenzeneethanamine hydrochloride, is a member of the amphetamine group of sympathomimetic amines.
DESOXYN tablets contain 5 mg of methamphetamine hydrochloride for oral administration.
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What is Desoxyn and how is it used?
Desoxyn is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Desoxyn may be used alone or with other medications.
Desoxyn belongs to a class of drugs called CNS Stimulants, Anorexiants; Stimulants.
It is not known if Desoxyn is safe and effective in children younger than 6 years of age.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
DESOXYN tablets are given orally.
Methamphetamine should be administered at the lowest effective dosage, and dosage should be individually adjusted. Late evening medication should be avoided because of the resulting insomnia.
Methamphetamine may decrease the hypotensive effect of guanethidine.
DESOXYN should not be used concurrently with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Concurrent administration of tricyclic antidepressants and indirect-acting sympathomimetic amines such as the amphetamines, should be closely supervised and dosage carefully adjusted.
Phenothiazines are reported in the literature to antagonize the CNS stimulant action of the amphetamines.