Desoxyn tablets contain 5 mg of methamphetamine hydrochloride for oral administration.
The active ingredient of Desoxyn is methamphetamine hydrochloride. The inactive Ingredients are Corn starch, lactose, sodium paraminobenzoate, stearic acid and talc.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant and is used to treat a certain attention disorder (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, educational, and social treatments. It may help increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, and stop fidgeting.
This medication is also used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet as an aid to help significantly overweight (obese) people lose weight. It should only be used for a short time (a few weeks) in patients who have not lost enough weight with other treatments (e.g., dieting, other drugs, group programs). It may work by decreasing your appetite.
Do not take this medication late in the evening because it may cause you to have trouble sleeping.