Amphetamine treats ADHD and narcolepsy. May cause a loss of appetite and therefore weight loss. May also cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
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Uses of Amphetamine
Amphetamine is used in the treatment of:
- Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Amphetamine Brand Names
Amphetamine may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Amphetamine Drug Class
Amphetamine is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- AMPHETAMINE/IOFLUPANE I-123
This is not a complete list of Amphetaminedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Amphetamine and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Amphetamine falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Amphetamine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Amphetamine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Forms of Medication
Amphetamine is available in the following forms:
- Extended Release Capsule
- Oral Tablet