How Long Does Dexedrine Stay in Your System?

Detection Timetable Depends on Many Variables

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Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is a stimulant. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Estimating how long Dexedrine is detectable in the body depends on many variables, including which kind drug test is being used. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) a central nervous system stimulant and type of amphetamine, also know as ProCentra and Delcobase - can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

The timetable for detecting Dexedrine in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time Dexedrine will show up on a drug test.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which Dexedrine can be detected by various testing methods:

How Long Does Dexedrine Stay in the Urine?

Dexedrine can be detected in the urine for 1-2 days

How Long Can Dexedrine Be Detected in Blood?

Dexedrine can be detected in blood tests up to 1-2 days.

How Long Can a Saliva Test Detect Dexedrine?

A saliva test can detect Dexedrine for up to 1-2 days

How Long Can a Hair Test Detect Dexedrine?

Dexedrine, like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.

Dexedrine Is a Stimulant

Dexedrine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

Dexedrine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat narcolepsy.

Take Only as Prescribed

It is important to know how long Dexedrine remains in your system because taking too much can have negative consequences. The product comes with a warning that it can be habit-forming so it should not be taken in larger doses, more often, or for a longer time that prescribed.

You may be tempted to take larger amounts of Dexedrine that prescribed to control your symptoms, however this can result in these signs and symptoms amoung others:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Changes in your personality or behavior

Sudden Death and Heart Attack

Overusing Dexedrine can also cause serious heart problems or sudden death. It has been known to cause sudden death in children and teenagers, especially those with heart defects or serious heart problems.

Dexedrine can cause sudden death, heart attack, or stroke in adults, especially those who have heart defects or heart problems.

Symptoms of Dexedrine Overdose

Taking a little too much of Dexedrine is different from an overdose of the drug. Symptoms of Dexedrine overdose may include the following:

If you suspect someone is suffering from a Dexedrine overdose, seek immediately medical attention or call 9-1-1.


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