ProCentra Side Effects
Generic name: dextroamphetamine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 15, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about dextroamphetamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name ProCentra.
For the Consumer
Applies to dextroamphetamine: oral conventional tablets, oral extended-release capsules, oral fixed-combination conventional tablets and extended-release capsules
- Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse.101 102 103
- Administration of amphetamines for prolonged periods of time may lead to drug dependence.101 102 103 b
- Particular attention should be paid to the possibility of individuals obtaining amphetamines for nontherapeutic use or distribution to others, and the drugs should be prescribed or dispensed sparingly.101 102 103
- The possibility that family members may abuse the patient’s medication should be considered.e
Side effects include:
Also, palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of BP, overstimulation, restlessness, dizziness, euphoria, dyskinesia, dysphoria, tremor, headache, dryness of mouth, taste aberration, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating, impotence, changes in libido.
Isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use.
Anorexia and weight loss may occur as undesirable effects when amphetamines are used for other than the anorectic effect.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dextroamphetamine: oral capsule extended release, oral solution, oral tablet, transdermal film
Very common (10% or more): Decreased appetite, reduced weight gain, weight loss
Common (1% to 10%): Anorexia
Frequency not reported: Acidosis[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Insomnia, nervousness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Psychotic episodes/psychosis
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Suicidal behavior (including completed suicide), mania, hallucinations
Frequency not reported: Overstimulation, restlessness, euphoria, dysphoria, confusion, dependence, emotional lability, impaired cognitive test performance, altered libido, night terrors, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic states, paranoia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Arrhythmia, palpitations, tachycardia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Angina pectoris
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Cardiac arrest
Common (1% to 10%): Arthralgia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Growth retardation
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Muscle cramps
Frequency not reported: Rhabdomyolysis[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Vertigo, dyskinesia, headache, hyperactivity
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Tourette syndrome, tics, exacerbation of pre-existing motor and phonic tics, convulsions, choreoathetoid movements, intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral vasculitis and/or occlusion, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
Frequency not reported: Dizziness, tremor, ataxia, dysgeusia, concentration difficulties, hyperreflexia, stroke[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Rash, urticaria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption
Rare (less than 0.1%): Visual accommodation difficulties, blurred vision, mydriasis[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Fatigue
Frequency not reported: Hyperpyrexia, sudden death[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Abnormal liver function ranging from hepatic enzyme elevations to hepatic coma[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Impotence, libido changes, frequent or prolonged erections[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Renal damage[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)." SmithKline Beecham (2001):
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