Amphetamine treats ADHD and narcolepsy. May cause a loss of appetite and therefore weight loss. May also cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

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Uses of Amphetamine


Amphetamine is used in the treatment of:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Narcolepsy

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Amphetamine Brand Names

Amphetamine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Amphetamine Drug Class

Amphetamine is part of the drug class:

Amphetamine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Amphetaminedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Amphetamine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Amphetamine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Amphetamine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Amphetamine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Forms of Medication

Amphetamine is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Oral Tablet