What is the difference between dextroamphetamine ER 15 mg known as dexedrine and dextroamphetamine
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What is the difference between dextroamphetamine ER 15 mg known as dexedrine and dextroamphetamine?
- 22 Dec 2016 by Rearmor
- 16 September 2017
The only difference should be the time release of the medication into your system. The prefix 'dextro' means that the amphetamine molecule has a specific shape which is a mirror image to the 'levo' version of the molecule. The terms more specifically refer to a fancy physics phenomenon with light, but nobody really needs to know about that. The common example is the human hand: both have the same structure but you can't put your right hand into a left handed glove. Dextroamphetamine is much more potent compared to levoamphetamine. So there shouldn't be any difference between taking "Dexedrine" or dextroamphetamine, but many people experience a huge difference depending on manufacturers and generic versions of the same drug. I'm not sure if anyone has an explanation for that but it's something to keep in mind. Hope that helps!
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