Dextroamphetamine is a drug of the central nervous system stimulants group. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (a sleeping disorder).

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I take 5 mg of Dextro-amphetamine, and the drug test threshold is 1000 ng/mL. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I take 5 mg of Dextro-amphetamine (low-dose Adderall) daily as prescribed. I have to take a monthly drug test. However, my results consistently show negative for Amphetamines which is a problem because they see I have a prescription for Dextro-amphetamine. Yet, it appears I am doing somet...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Amphetamine excretion increases with increasing urine flow. Therefore, high urine flow (due to over-drinking water or diuretic drugs) will increase excretion. Hence not detectable in urine. The excretion is also increased with acidic urine pH....  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Desonide cream and Dextroamphetamine while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two specific questions. I am trying to conceive, and I am trying to be as careful as possible about taking any medications that could harm the fetus should I get pregnant. My questions have to do with the two medications. I am currently prescribed Desonide cream 0.05 percent (preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Category C drugs may have shown side effects in the animal fetus, but there is no evidence in pregnant women or fetuses. Hence it is not easy to give a straight answer. Since Desonide cream is applied to the skin, the absorption into the blood is negligible. If it goes ...  Read Full »

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