Common Dexedrine withdrawal symptoms include changes in heart rhythm, depression, or extreme fatigue. Although withdrawal is generally not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable.
Withdrawal can take the form of rather minor symptomatic reactivity or more severe physical reactions, depending on the dosage and if the medication has been abused or taken in excess.
The withdrawal symptoms can be so uncomfortable that people may start taking the drug again in order to relieve the withdrawal symptoms, which only extends the dependency/problem for another day.
In addition, withdrawal symptoms can be similar to the side effects of this medication, so report any adverse reactions to your prescribing doctor.
What Is Dexedrine?
Dexedrine is a stimulant-based medication used to treat Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADD or ADHD.
It works by controlling or moderating the symptoms of ADHD such as inattention, hyperactivity, and lack of impulse control. It interacts with the chemicals in the brain (neurochemicals) that contribute to ADHD symptoms and behaviors.
Also, if pregnant women take this drug the baby may have withdrawal symptoms post delivery. If you are pregnant and taking this medication, talk with your healthcare provider about the safety of using the drug during pregnancy.
In addition, pregnant women who
discontinue their Dexedrine during pregnancy are at increased risk of
experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal generally does not occur in people who take the drug as recommended for legitimate medical purposes. Rather, withdrawal symptoms are most likely to occur in those who take high doses and who abuse the medication.
As a result, users should only take this medication as prescribed under the direct supervision of a prescribing medical professional. Individuals should never share medications or take any medications that are not prescribed for them.
Never skip doses or double up doses to make up for missed dose.
When discontinuing this medication, work with your doctor who will likely wish to gradually reduce your dose over time in order to avoid withdrawal or other medical complications. Do not abruptly stop taking this medication or quit cold turkey without working in conjunction with your prescribing doctor.
While taking this medication, report any and all side effects to your doctor right away. Most importantly, if you experience severe reactions while taking Dexedrine, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room.