Desoxyn - Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Methamphetamine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat obesity after other diets or medications have been tried without successful weight loss.
Methamphetamine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Used for: Treating attention deficit disorders with hyperactivity in children. It is also used on short-term basis (ie, a few weeks) in combination with other treatments to treat obesity. Desoxyn may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant. The exact way it works is unknown. It controls the release of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood, behavior, and appetite.
Desoxyn and dextroamphetamine, non-catechloamine sypathomimetic agents, are used in combination to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy. Adderall consists of equivalent amounts of amphetamine aspartate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharate, and dextroamphetamine sulfate.
Indication: For treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADDH) and narcolepsy in children.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: Desoxyn tablets are indicated as an integral part of a total treatment program which typically includes other remedial measures (psychological, educational, social) for a stabilizing effect in children over 6 years of age with a behavioral syndrome characterized by the following group of developmentally inappropriate symptoms: moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, hyperactivity, emotional lability, and impulsivity. The diagnosis of this syndrome should not be made with finality when these symptoms are only of comparatively recent origin. Nonlocalizing (soft) neurological signs, learning disability, and abnormal EEG may or may not be present, and a diagnosis of central nervous system dysfunction may or may not be warranted. Exogenous Obesity: as a short-term (i.e., a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction, for patients in whom obesity is refractory to alternative therapy, e.g., repeated diets, group programs, and other drugs. The limited usefulness of Desoxyn tablets should be weighed against possible risks inherent in use of the drug, such as those described below.