Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Dexedrine Spansule Oral.

Overall User Ratings

56 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 26-30 of 40 Next»
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/28/2009 11:40:09 PM

Reviewer: adhdman, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was taking Adderall XR 30 mg. which cost $4.50/day for 5 years. It tends to wear off after 3 PM. Switched to dexedrine Spansules, take 15 mg. when I awake, 15 mg. 3 hours later. Better than Adderal XR by far and its 22 cents/pill x 2= 44 cents/day

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/25/2009 9:57:36 PM

Reviewer: Susan, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I wish I could have had Dex. years ago. I stay focused and am not hyper. If I had this when I was in school i'm 100% positive that my grades would have been so much better.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/22/2008 2:00:16 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
the reason i put this review in the adhd condition is because i find focusing very difficult. i take dexedrine for narcolepsy, it does a great job of keeping me awake, but i still find it hard to focus. which seems odd since it should also help with focus as well as staying awake. dexidrine gave me dry mouth when i first began taking it, but it went away after a while. i did take two doses one ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/19/2008 8:16:44 AM

Reviewer: CharBerry, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been ADD all my life and have tried numerous meds over life time. Ritalin worked ok when younger but Dex changed my life. I can stay focused, get my work done, and feel "normal." I have found it to be harder to manage some of my symptoms as I get older but they are not related to being too hyper that's for sure. I eat well and sleep with taking this medication. My worst p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/20/2008 6:31:25 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was prescibed this drug my senior year in high school and wish I would have had it sooner. I went from dropping out with a 1.0 GPA to graduating and going on to college with a 3.6 GPA. I guess it works!

«Previous 26-30 of 40 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
highlighted areas of the brain
How well do you know yours?
oatmeal and eggs
The best and worst for you.
dog begging at table
Foods your dog should never eat.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
mature woman with serious expression
What do you know?
chlamydia
Pictures and facts.
Healthy Snack
13 delicious options.
Take your medication
Separate fact from fiction.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
woman clutching at stomach
Do you know what's causing yours?

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.