Desoxyn

What is Desoxyn?

Methamphetamine[2]

As methamphetamine is associated with a high potential for misuse, the drug is regulated under the Controlled Substances Act and is listed under schedule II in the United States. Methamphetamine hydrochloride dispensed in the United States is required to include the following boxed warning:

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I have a recent written diagnosis for Adult ADHD hyperactivity. I was on Desoxyn through my teens as nothing else seemed to work. My current doctor has tried two different adderol's, vyvanse among others and again nothing seems to be working. I am also on a blood pressure med and Lexapro. I would like to be prescribed Desoxyn again as I have had such great results on it before. Can you help me?

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Desoxyn contains methamphetamine and adderall contains amphetamine. Vyvnase contains lisdexamphetamine. All are stimulant and from same group. Basic different is in dosage and metabolism in body. In your case, improvement would depend upon the dose of...

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I recently showed positive for methamphetamine in a hair test, results were 2713 pg/mg. I began taking one 5 mg of Desoxyn, once in the morning, and two mid afternoon about 35-40 days before the sample was taken. My question is, are my levels consistent to the amount of medication I have taken or are they too high?

doctor1 MD

First of all,I hope the dose of desogyn taken is with consultation of a doctor.Secondly,the levels of methamphetamine in hair is not the higher side.So no need to worry at all.So I would advise you to consult your doctor and show the report of your hair test.There is nothing to worry here.

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I have tried almost evry method to lose weight throughout the years.. The only thing that has worked for me is desoxyn.. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Weight loss strategies apart desoxyn...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Weight loss although difficult issue, it is not impossible to achieve it.

The full programme includes:
- diet changes: avoid high calories/oily/processed foods; increase water intake; eat more...

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Can desoxyn be used for relief of asthma symptoms. I read a short article where it was and cant find anymore details on this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, no approved officially by drug agences, depen

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Recent studies on the use of Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) in management of asthma have not revealed very conclusive results. Mild improvements have however been observed. The fear has...

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My wife melissa currently is in the intensive care unit at MMC in Phoenix az
She is extremely constipated nothing their trying works,however years ago when she was in the Mayo clinic a doctor gave her a half of a pill called DESOXYN which in turn allowed her to deficate in full
how can I convince the MMC staff about this since I found her old perscription their are 4 tablets remaining in the bottle, some one help me help her this I know works I witnessed it firsthand.
THANX, Keith

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Desoxyn is not used for constipation. Low fiber diet and sedentary lifestyle may be one of the causatives for constipation. So you may try an alternative like lactulose or liquid paraffin or bulk-forming agents may useful.

Please consult your doctor physician he will examine and treat you...

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I have had narcolepsy for 50 years, treated with dextroamphetamine (beginning wth 15mg daily to recently 100mg pd). My diagnosis has been confirmed by overnight sleep study(early REM appearance) followed by MSLT(every hour for 6 hours--they do 4 hourly now--average time-to-sleep sleep medicine specialist. Lately, we felt the XXXXXXX was losing its effectiveness, so it was replaced with Desoxyn 10mg BID. Even in this lower than equivalent dose, I noticed a very significant improvement in my symptoms. My friends commented on my improved driving. By the way, I have have had Ritalin (toxic for me), plus Provigil and nuvigil (ineffective for me). Last month my HMO refused the prior authorization (for Desoxyn) request on the grounds that Desoxyn was only to be used for ADHD or for (temporary) treatment of obesity. Indeed this is what the various internet sites said. However, Some such sites mentioned various off-label uses, narcolepsy the most frequent. My provider is taking this seriously and is committed to appealing as needed. If approved, I would pay $70+ per month, if not, I would pay $700+ per month (a hardship on my retirement income). P.S. I am taking gabapentin for PLMD. This is off-label, but this is never questioned.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your query.

I see from your message that you have narcolepsy. You are treating it with dextroamphetamine. What are your current symptoms and problems? Perhaps once I understand your symptoms better I can suggest a potential...

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i'm in good health and have been treated for ADHD for appox. the last 2 years with stimulants. my insurance will only pay for generic meds. i don't have a alcohol or drug problem and have never been in treatment for either. my problem is i build up a tolerance fairly quickly to the meds and they don't last for as many hours each day when i take them as reported by drug co's. usually a IR tablet last 3 hrs. and a ER capsule lasts 5-6 hrs when working well. i have taken amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine & methylphenidate. i was last taking methylphenidate (5/10 scale) and was starting to build up a tolerance and a week ago i switched back to dextroamphetamine after not taking it for 6 months but it is not working at all (1/10). i have never taken focalin, desoxyn or Evekeo(amphetamine systemic). question: i already have some tolerance build up to methylphenidate (20mg.-3 times/day) should i try dexmethylphenidate, desoxyn or go back and try Adderall again? it has been about 12-14 months since i last took Adderall.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Rather than switch medications, I would try to maximize the dose of what you're already taking. Methylphenidate can be increased to a slighly higher dose. I would talk with your prescribing doctor about increasing...

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Hello Docter,

I would like to try Desoxin for my AHDA and my tiredness. What is you opinion> I am 62 years old and can not function on my job. I can not read much without giving up althought I have two kids in university.
Thank you

XXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Suited for AHDA. Needs careful plan and monitoring

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Desoxyn is indicated and approved for the management of AHDA. Taken in low concentrations, it is possible to experience improved fatigue from taking this drug.

However, there are a few...

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hi im a 33 yr old female and i never do drugs until last night i did crystal meth and i have a breast augmention tomorrow morning. what could happen to me? or could anything??

doctor1 MD

Methamphetamine(crystal meth ) has high potential for abuse and addiction by activating the psychological reward system via triggering a cascading release of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Methamphetamine is FDA approved for the treatment of ADHD and exogenous obesity, dispensed in the...

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Hello, I wondered what medication would cause me to test positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
See below!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this disturbing thought you have. There are several drugs that can cause you to test positive which include amphetamines, phenylephrine present in several drugs to treat cold and congested...

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Recent questions on  Desoxyn

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My wife melissa currently is in the intensive care unit at MMC in Phoenix az
She is extremely constipated nothing their trying works,however years ago when she was in the Mayo clinic a doctor gave her a half of a pill called DESOXYN which in turn allowed her to deficate in full
how can I convince the MMC staff about this since I found her old perscription their are 4 tablets remaining in the bottle, some one help me help her this I know works I witnessed it firsthand.
THANX, Keith

doctor1 MD

i'm in good health and have been treated for ADHD for appox. the last 2 years with stimulants. my insurance will only pay for generic meds. i don't have a alcohol or drug problem and have never been in treatment for either. my problem is i build...

doctor1 MD

I recently showed positive for methamphetamine in a hair test, results were 2713 pg/mg. I began taking one 5 mg of Desoxyn, once in the morning, and two mid afternoon about 35-40 days before the sample was taken. My question is, are my levels consistent to the amount of medication I have taken or are they too high?

doctor1 MD

I have had narcolepsy for 50 years, treated with dextroamphetamine (beginning wth 15mg daily to recently 100mg pd). My diagnosis has been confirmed by overnight sleep study(early REM appearance) followed by MSLT(every hour for 6 hours--they do 4...

doctor1 MD

What could happen [family member ] has a prescription for Desoxyn 5mg daily but also smokes street meth . His Gen practitioner gives a standard random piss test to make sure he's taking his prescribed medicine, which is a few more as well. Do they...

doctor1 MD

I have a recent written diagnosis for Adult ADHD hyperactivity. I was on Desoxyn through my teens as nothing else seemed to work. My current doctor has tried two different adderol s, vyvanse among others and again nothing seems to be working. I am also on a blood pressure med and Lexapro. I would like to be prescribed Desoxyn again as I have had such great results on it before. Can you help me?

doctor1 MD

hi im a 33 yr old female and i never do drugs until last night i did crystal meth and i have a breast augmention tomorrow morning. what could happen to me? or could anything??

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