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Question Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

Hi all,

I'm new here and recently diagnosed with ADD.. I'm in Australia and Doc has put me on dexamphetamine and Prozac. Unfortunately we don't have Australian drug interaction checkers.. so had to use drugs.com to look up these two.. except dexamphetamine isn't listed.. only dextroamphetamine. When I select dextroamphetamine and Prozac there are interactions with theses two.

My question is.. is dextroamphetamine and dexamphetamine really the same thing? The reason I'm asking is coz I spoke to a doc on the phone last night and they said there is no interaction between Prozac and dexamphetamine. From searching online to try and find if they are made of the same thing.. well it's not clear. If dexamphetamine and dextroamphetamine are made of same thing then there will interactions with the two meds I'm on. So confused
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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

Yes, they are the same.


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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

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They are the same thing. The main concern I think is probably with serotonin syndrome. I think it's fairly safe to take both at low to moderate doses. Well, that goes for most anti depressants and stimulants. They both can raise serotonin levels.
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Generic name: Dextroamphetamine

Dexamphetamine (also spelled dextroamphetamine) is a stimulant that is used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is also used for obesity; depression; and abnormal behavioral syndrome in children.
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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

You may sometimes see different manufacturers or distributors using the different spellings in some way that might seem to indicate something. However, there is NO difference in any way.

Regarding interactions, I think someone's been spending too much time with Dr. Google lately. There is always some tiny chance somehow, but in reality there is no interaction between these meds.
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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

Even the word Amphetamine has several acceptable spellings.
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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

Fluoxetine The metabolism of Dextroamphetamine can be decreased when combined with Fluoxetine. Approved, Vet Approved
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Re: Is dexamphetamine same as dextroamphetamine

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Fluoxetine The metabolism of Dextroamphetamine can be decreased when combined with Fluoxetine. Approved, Vet Approved
What? This makes no sense.
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You may sometimes see different manufacturers or distributors using the different spellings in some way that might seem to indicate something. However, there is NO difference in any way.

Regarding interactions, I think someone's been spending too much time with Dr. Google lately. There is always some tiny chance somehow, but in reality there is no interaction between these meds.
Dextroamphetamine is the American spelling - dexamphetamine- English/ Australian

There is a possible serotonin syndrome effect if combined with SSRIs and other serotonergic drugs- but that is usually a low risk and the usual approach with these combinations is for the doctor to keep an eye on the patient and adjust the medications as required.
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