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Amphetamine is highly addictive and should only be used under the careful supervision of a qualified physician. Amphetamine-based stimulant medications are also more likely to cause a loss of appetite and weight loss than methylphenidate-based medications. Amphetamines can also be deadly when combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, a type of antidepressant.
Like all stimulant medications, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can cause sleeplessness, loss and appetite and weight loss. Other common side effects include the following:
- Dry mouth;
- Restlessness; and
- Stomach pain.
Other more severe side effects include the following:
- Allergic reactions;
- Blurred vision;
- Change in libido;
- Chest pain;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Numbness or tingling in one arm;
- One-sided weakness;
- Painful or frequent urination;
- Slurred speech; and
- Uncontrolled muscle movements.5