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Dexamphetamine, also known as dextroamphetamine or dexamfetamine is a psychostimulant.[1][2][3]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Risks include the potential for addiction / substance abuse and tolerance.[1] There are many side effects, including insomnia, irritability, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, dyskinesia, dysphoria, headache, appetite loss, and heart palpitations.[3]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Prescription only.[1]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Dexamphetamine is a suggested drug for fatigue and alertness ME/CFS in the Canadian Consensus Criteria.[3]

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adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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