Then I discuss as a primary example the military's use of dextroamphetamine
as a safe and effective fatigue countermeasure for combat-aviation operations, explaining why our current stance on the use of this medication--and, by inference, other counterfatigue (or performance-enhancing) drugs--does not pose an ethical dilemma for the US military.
For example, in addition to good sleep hygiene, an amphetamine such as dextroamphetamine
or methylphenidate may be prescribed to help sustain daytime wakefulness, along with sodium oxybate, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or tricyclic antidepressant to treat cataplexy and other symptoms of REM sleep dysregulation (hypnagogic hallucinations).
Adderall XR[R]([mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine sulfate] dextroamphetamine
saccharate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate) [package insert].
Studies have found that few children (accurately diagnosed) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) become dependent upon stimulants such as Ritalin, dextroamphetamine
, Adderall, etc.
Investigating officers determined that Kling had valid prescriptions for Adderall and dextroamphetamine
, or Dexedrine, has been around for decades.
His medical history was remarkable for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, for which he was taking fluoxetine and amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine
Aircrew successfully ground-tested with the Go pill, dextroamphetamine
, carried two, five-mg pills, in clearly labeled plastic bags during all their flights.
The American military have just revealed that their pilots in Afghanistan are supplied with dextroamphetamine
- known as a "go-pill" to the American pilots, and speed to the rest of us.
Her medications were nefazodone, dextroamphetamine
, estrogen/testosterone combination, testosterone, progesterone, and vitamins and supplements.
In the other study, researchers in Texas and California gave 12 stroke patients dextroamphetamine
pills starting on average 1 month after their stroke.
5 mg) and a low dose of the stimulant dextroamphetamine
, methamphetamine, and amphetamine-dextroamphetamine
Treatment of narcolepsy includes several 15- to 20-minute naps a day and the daily use of moderate doses of stimulants such as dextroamphetamine
It also states that two of the most highly abused classes of prescription drugs are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, "such as barbiturates and benzodiazepines [Klonopin, Xanax]," and stimulants, "such as dextroamphetamine
[Dexedrine] and methylphenidate [Concerta, Ritalin].