Desoxyn 5mg Tablets
Desoxyn 5mg is the brand name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, a stimulant medication typically given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as a treatment for obesity.
Desoxyn 5mg is the brand name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, a stimulant medication typically given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as a treatment for obesity. Although it has very limited use and is not as popular as other better-known medications like Adderall or Ritalin, it is still used often enough to be of significance—according to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Diversion Control Division, approximately 16,000 Desoxyn prescriptions are filled annually.
Adults and Children:
<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: initially 5mg once or twice daily; may increase in increments of 5mg at weekly intervals until response achieved. Usual range: 20–25mg daily in two divided doses.
During treatment, your doctor may periodically ask you to stop taking your Desoxyn 5mg so that he or she can monitor ADHD symptoms; check vital statistics including heart, and blood pressure; or evaluate height and weight. If any problems are found, your doctor may recommend discontinuing treatment.
Physical and Mental Side Effects Desoxyn 5mg
An individual who abuses Desoxyn 5mg is prone to experiencing the more severe of the possible side effects of the medication, and these include :
Psychotic or bipolar symptoms. Some people that abuse the drug may experience new symptoms triggered by the drug like hallucinations, delusions, and mania.
Aggression. People abusing methamphetamine, the substance in Desoxyn, are more likely to engage in violent behavior—especially to spouses, children, and others in the home.
Suppression of growth/extreme weight loss. People that use Desoxyn for an extended period of time are at risk of not growing or gaining weight as expected. People abusing this substance may lose excessive amounts of weight.
Cardiovascular dangers or issues. Long-term, heavy use will place greater stress on the heart and blood vessels, which could result in heart attacks or stroke.
What to Do about Desoxyn 5mg Abuse
By any definition, Desoxyn is a potentially-dangerous prescription drug. This potentiality is why it is prescribed so sparingly in favor of other medications.
To protect yourself and the people you care about:
ALWAYS disclose to your prescriber any personal or family history of ANY alcohol or drug abuse.
Before accepting a Desoxyn prescription, always discuss other options—diet, exercise, counseling, and different medications.
Insist on a prescription that is for the LOWEST possible dose and the SHORTEST possible duration.
Take your medication EXACTLY as prescribed.
NEVER drink alcohol or use other intoxicants while taking Desoxyn, especially other stimulants.
FOLLOW UP with your doctor frequently.
If your experience drug cravings or any other withdrawal symptoms between doses, let your doctor know.
Most importantly, if you find yourself struggling with a dependence on or addiction to Desoxyn, seek specialized professional care as soon as possible.Other medications like Captagon may help also.