Generic Name(s): dextroamphetamine
Drug Class: Central Nervous System stimulant
Treats: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Procentra is a stimulant of the central nervous system. It affects the chemicals of the brain and the nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and the control of impulse. Procentra is given for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It belongs to a class that is known as therapeutic.
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Procentra is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a part of a treatment plan that is inclusive of psychological, social, as well as other treatments. It might also be used to increase the ability to pay attention, stay focus, concentrate, and stop fidgeting. This drug may also be used to treat sleeping disorder that is known as narcolepsy so that it can help you stay alert and awake during the day. It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in those people that are having sleeping disorder. Procentra is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain chemicals.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Ensure that you have read the patient leaflet regarding Procentra before taking this medicine. This is important as it will help you in understanding this drug and if there is something that you do not understand have the doctor clarify it for you. It is also important to note that dosages vary depending with your condition and how your body is reacts to medication. Procentra should be taken at the lowest effective dosage and late evening doses should be avoided.
- Adults: Recommended dose: 5- 60 mg dose to be taken in divided doses depending with your condition.
- Children: This medicine is not recommended for children that are below 12 years and if they should take it, then they should use the oral solution.
Procentra Side Effects
While taking Procentra you might get some unwanted effects, in case any of these conditions persists stop taking the medication and report to our doctor as soon as possible. Below is a list of known side effects. Note that this list is not complete.
- Seeing, hearing and feeling things that do not exist
- Having blurred vision
- Discomfort and pain of the chest
- Pounding of the ears
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shaking of the arms, legs and hands
- Swelling of feet
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle cramps
- Panic state
- Sweating for no reason
- Violent actions
Drug interactions could be dangerous. This is the reason before taking Procentra you should inform your doctor of any medication that you are taking. This will enable your doctor know what medicine suits you and how you can avoid interactions. Some of the products that might cause dangerous interactions with Procentra are listed below.
- MAO inhibitors
- Diet aids
- Cough syrups
- Medicines for cold