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Sudden Death Associated with Dexedrine-New Black Box Warning Issued

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The Food and Drug Administration and GlaxoSmithKline recently sent notice to healthcare professionals and pharmacists about a new black box warning on Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate). The drug, typically prescribed to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy, has been shown to cause sudden death in association with CNS stimulant treatment in children and adolescents with heart problems.