What is Dextroamphetamine?
Dextroamphetamine is the generic name of a drug also known as Dexedrine. Used primarily to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Dextroamphetamine was approved for use by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 9, 1997.
In 2006 the FDA decided to do more studies about the potential dangers associated with the drug. After numerous reports of adverse reactions, two separate FDA sponsored groups issued their findings. The first group recommended a black box warning for all ADHD and ADD medications. These warnings are the strongest given out by the FDA, and related to potential serious and life-threatening side effects such as heart attacks, hallucinations, mania and death. The second set of outside experts gave their opinion in March of 2006. The concurred that the FDA needed stronger warning labels letting consumers know of the great potential risk.
Dextroamphetamine Side Effects
Many serious and potentially fatal side effects have been tied to use of Dextroamphetamine and Dexedrine, they include;
- Heart Attacks
Other Side Effects are also associated with higher than expected doses, they include;
- Lack of Appetite
- Dry Mouth
- Blurred Vision
Due to the serious side effects associated with the drug many consumers were exposed to risks they were unaware of.
At Sheff Law, we are the Massachusetts law firm with the resources, experience, and national reputation to investigate injuries resulting from exposure to Dextrophetamine. Patients across Massachusetts and America have realized some of the potential harmful consequences of using Dextrophetamine. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Dextrophetamine, contact an attorney at Sheff Law today by filling out a FREE consultation form, or call at (888) 423-4477 or 617-227-7000.
February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Blog