Methamphetamine is one of a group of medicines known as Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulants. They are used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methamphetamines are also used in the treatment of Narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder.
Methamphetamines should NOT be used for weight loss, to combat unusual tiredness or weakness, or replace sleep. Using Methamphetamines for these purposes may be dangerous to your health.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and do not it more often or for longer than your doctor recommends. Methamphetamines can be habit forming, so it is very important to go to your doctor regularly.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: anxiety; crying; depersonalization; dry mouth; dysphoria; euphoria; fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse; hyperventilation; irritability; mental depression; nervousness; paranoia; quick to react or overreact emotionally; rapidly changing moods; restlessness; shaking; shortness of breath; or trouble sleeping.
DESOXYN (methamphetamine hydrochloride tablets, USP), chemically known as (S)-N, a-dimethylbenzeneethanamine hydrochloride, is a member of the amphetamine group of sympathomimetic amines. DESOXYN tablets contain 5 mg of methamphetamine hydrochloride for oral administration.
Methamphetamine has the following structural formula: