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HAVE YOU SUFFERED FROM A DEXTROAMPHETAMINE OVERDOSE?

Dextroamphetamine is found in several common medications used to treat ADHD in children and adults. Dexedrine and ProCentra are popular brand name ADHD medications containing the powerful stimulant. In addition, Adderall contains dextroamphetamine along with amphetamine.

Dextroamphetamine ADHD medications require several warnings in the Patient Medication Guide, just like any other stimulant. Warnings for drugs such as Dexedrine include:

  • Heart-related problems:
    • Sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects
    • Stroke and heart attack in adults
    • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Mental (psychiatric) problems:
    • New or worst behaviors and thought problems
    • New or worse bipolar illness
    • New or worse aggressive behavior or hostility
    • New psychotic or manic symptoms in children and teenagers
  • Circulation problems in fingers and toes:
    • Includes peripheral vasculopathy, Raynaud’s phenomenon
    • Fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful
  • Can be abused or lead to dependence

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS

Most pharmaceutical drugs have side effects that patients must be wary of when taking the drug. ADHD medications are no different, and some of the side effects can lead to severe injuries and potentially death. Severe side effects of dextroamphetamine include:

  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow or difficult speech
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Mood changes
  • Hallucinations
  • Verbal tics
  • Abnormal movements
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hives
  • Slowed growth or weight gain in children
  • Sudden death in children and teenagers (especially those with previous heart defects or heart problems)

ETHEX CORPORATION RECALL OF DANGEROUS DEXTROAMPHETAMINE TABLETS

On October 15, 2008, the ETHEX Corporation announced a voluntary recall of several lots of their Dexedrine brand dextroamphetamine sulfate tablets. The three lots in question contained oversized tablets that potentially contained twice the labeled amount of the active ingredient. Taking more than the prescribed and expected dose of dextroamphetamine could lead to an overdose and severe illness or death.

Symptoms of a dextroamphetamine overdose include:

  • Restlessness
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Fast breathing
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Fainting
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Seizures
  • Blurred vision
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertension

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED DANGEROUS DRUG ATTORNEY

Drug manufacturers, like ETHEX Corp., make mistakes that put the lives of consumers at risk every year. Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs can cause irreparable injuries, illnesses, and even cause death. If you or someone you love have suffered due to a dangerous drug, such as Dexedrine, or the negligence of a pharmaceutical company, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced drug lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim.

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