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Effects of Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended ReleaseThere have been several studies looking at using amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release for ADHD symptoms. Some of the results of these ADHD research studies are highlighted below.
When and How to Take Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended ReleaseSome general considerations for when and how to take this drug include:
- Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release comes in capsule form. It should be taken by mouth once a day first thing in the morning. It does not matter if you take it with or without food.
- Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release capsules contain tiny beads that release the medication slowly, so it is important to swallow the medicine whole (do not chew or crush it).
- For people who have difficultly swallowing, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release capsules may be opened and the beads sprinkled on applesauce. The applesauce should be eaten right away and should not be chewed.
- For amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.