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Drinking alcohol while taking Dextrostat can increase the chance of experiencing cardiovascular side effects, like changes in heart rate, chest pain or blood pressure. Inform your doctor if you experience frequent headaches, chest pains or pounding heartbeat, as this may be life-threatening. Since Dextrostat is a stimulant and alcohol is a depressant, taking the two together can decrease the effectiveness of your prescription.

Tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so he or she can decide if Dextrostat is the right medication to treat you.

Dextrostat Mixing It With Alcohol
Dextrostat is the brand name for the generic prescription dextroamphetamine. This medication is a central nervous system stimulant and is prescribed to patients suffering from ADHD or narcolepsy. It works by reversing dopamine, norepinephrine and dopamine transporters in the brain and regulates the release of these neurochemicals, resulting in a stimulating effect.

Dextrostat is listed as a schedule II controlled substance in the United States, which means it has a high potential for misuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

As with other prescription drugs, there is a chance of experiencing side effects from Dextrostat. Some common side effects may include:

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness

There is also a possibility of more serious side effects, such as signs of blood flow problems or unusual wounds in the fingers or toes, mental/mood or behavior changes, uncontrolled movements, muscle twitching or shaking, outbursts of words or sounds, change in sexual ability or interest, swelling in ankles or feet, extreme tiredness, unexplained extreme weight loss and frequent or prolonged erections.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effect while taking Dextrostat.

As mentioned above, mixing alcohol with Dextrostat can lead to decreased effectiveness of this medication’s original intent and an increased likelihood of heart-related side effects. Avoid alcohol or limit the use of alcohol while prescribed Dextrostat, and keep your doctor informed about all drugs you’re taking to avoid interactions.

Do not drink any alcohol until you are aware of how Dextrostat will affect you.

If you feel you or a loved one is misusing Dextrostat or alcohol, don’t wait to get help. Go online to or call 24/7 to our toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825 to learn more about the road to recovery. We can help you overcome your addiction today.

Dextrostat Mixing It With Alcohol
Your doctor prescribed Dextrostat to help with your ADHD or your narcolepsy. Alcohol will decrease the chance of your medication working, so avoid or limit alcohol while taking Dextrostat. Drinking alcohol while on Dextrostat will also increase the possibility of certain side effects.

Have a conversation with your doctor about your alcohol consumption habits, and tell him or her if you intend to drink alcohol while taking Dextrostat to avoid any unwanted problems or effects and to ensure you receive the best care.

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