my child had a bad head injury as a result of hydrocephalus and it was discovered that he had damaged his hippothalamus in the fall. he has now been prescribed dextadrine in a 5 mg dose per day. what are the side effects of this drug please?
Dextroamphetamine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
•difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
•uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body
•loss of appetite
•changes in sex drive or ability
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
•fast or pounding heartbeat
•shortness of breath
•slow or difficult speech
•dizziness or faintness
•weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
•believing things that are not true
•feeling unusually suspicious of others
•hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
•frenzied or abnormally excited mood
•aggressive or hostile behavior
•changes in vision or blurred vision
Dextroamphetamine may slow children's growth or weight gain. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor if you have concerns about your child's growth or weight gain while he or she is taking this medication. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving dextroamphetamine to your child.
Dextroamphetamine may cause sudden death in children and teenagers, especially children and teenagers with heart defects or serious heart problems. Dextroamphetamine may cause sudden death, heart attack, or stroke in adults, especially adults who have heart defects or other serious heart problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking dextroamphetamine.
Dextroamphetamine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
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