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Dextrostat Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

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Dextrostat is one of the trade names of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant. Dextrostat is an amphetamine-type medication and can be habit-forming. Taking large doses of this drug may cause Dextrostat overdose symptoms, tolerance, dependence and addiction. Call and find out about Dextrostat, its potential for abuse, and the ways to prevent a Dextrostat overdose or addiction.

Dextrostat is indicated for the treatment of narcolepsy and as an integral part of a total treatment program of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It promotes wakefulness and helps the patient to focus and concentrate. Dextrostat also decreases fatigue and controls fidgeting.

Other trade names of dextroamphetamine include Dexedrine, LiquADD, Procentra, and Dexedrine Spansule.

Side Effects and Overdose Symptoms

Dextrostat, like other prescription medications, may induce side effects, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Bitter or unpleasant taste
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Uncontrollable shaking or tremors of a part of the body

Low to moderate doses of dextroamphetamine may also cause a person to feel stronger than or superior to others, repeat simple acts, and experience abrupt shifts in thoughts or actions. Large doses can lead to Dextrostat overdose symptoms, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Numbness of a leg or an arm
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Extreme excitement or agitation
  • Verbal tics
  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Hives
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

Some of the severe signs of an overdose on Dextrostat are heart attack, stroke, coma and sudden death. A person who overdosed on Dextrostat may also display aggressive or violent behaviors. If you or a loved one is suffering from the above mentioned Dextrostat overdose symptoms, call your local emergency number (911), or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. You may also call the FDA to report any adverse side effects of Dextrostat at 1-800-332-1088.

Precautions

According to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s DAWN (Drug Abuse Warning Network) report, there were 4,595,263 drug-related emergency department visits in 2009. Approximately 2,287,273 of these visits are due to adverse reactions to drugs and medications.

Dextrostat contains the active ingredient dextroamphetamine sulfate. Do not take the drug if you are allergic to dextroamphetamine or have heart disease, hardened arteries, hypertension, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, or a history of drug or substance abuse. This drug may also interact with other medications or supplements you are taking. Talk to your doctor before taking Dextrostat to prevent the occurrence of Dextrostat overdose symptoms and adverse side effects. Call us today to learn about the proper Dextrostat detox and withdrawal treatment.

Dextrostat Overdose Treatment

“A person who accidentally or intentionally overdosed on Dextrostat requires immediate medical attention.”A person who accidentally or intentionally overdosed on Dextrostat requires immediate medical attention. They may receive:

  • Sedating medications to calm the patient
  • Gastric lavage or stomach pumping to mechanically remove the unabsorbed drugs from the stomach
  • Activated charcoal to slow down the absorption of the drug into the bloodstream
  • Laxatives to aid in the faster flushing of the drugs out of the body
  • IV fluids to restore the balance of acids, bases, and minerals in the body

If the patient is dependent on or addicted to Dextrostat, doctors may place a tube in the patient’s airways to support the lungs and aid respiration during the detoxification process. Psychiatric evaluation is recommended to determine if the overdose is due to abusive use of the drugs. Aside from the above mentioned Dextrostat overdose treatment, the patient may also need to undergo a drug withdrawal treatment and recovery program to prevent the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms after the drug is removed from the body.

Dextrostat addiction may lead to life-threatening overdose symptoms and side effects. Call us today at to find the best detox and rehab centers in your area. You can also talk to a specialist regarding Dextrostat addiction treatment and recovery options that suit your or your loved one’s specific needs.

Factoid:

  • Dextrostat may slow down a child’s growth or weight gain.
  • Mixing alcohol, a downer, and a stimulant like Dextrostat may increase the risk for alcohol poisoning as stimulants can make a person less sensitive to the effects of alcohol.

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