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Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Zenzedi, ProCentra), amphetamine (Adzenys XR, Adzenys ER, Dyanavel XR, Evekeo), and combination dextroamphetamine-amphetamine (Adderall, Biphetamine, Mydayis) are central nervous system stimulants approved by the U.S. FDA for ADHD and narcolepsy. Other amphetamine derivatives include lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). They are more stimulating than methylphenidate (Ritalin), but all of them have potential side effects including dependence, aggressive behavior, dental problems and heart problems. Read more on HF’s Treatment web page HERE and at MedlinePlus.gov as follows: 1) amphetamine, 2) dextroamphetamine, 3) combination dextroamphetamine-amphetamine, and 4) lisdexamphetamine.