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Dextroamphetamine Alcohol Interaction

Dextroamphetamine Alcohol

Dextroamphetamine belong to a family of drugs known as ampehtamines or on the street as “speed.” This drug is used to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy by acting as a stimulant to the brain.

It is not completely understood how it works with attention deficit disorder.

It is suggested that you don’t consume alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as it will increase the cardiovascular effects of dexidrine and may be fatal.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, loss of appetite, mild weight loss, nausea, restlessness, trouble sleeping, unpleasant taste or upset stomach. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, itching, difficult breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, blurred vision, vision changes, change in sexual habits, chest pain, fainting, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, mood changes, aggression, hostility, change of behavior, arm or leg numbness, seizures, severe dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, weight loss, vision changes, stroke symptoms, confusion, weakness of one side, slurred speech, tremor, uncontrolled speech or muscle movements, weakness, tiredness or vomiting. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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