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Dealing with ADHD may feel confusing and even overwhelming, but you don’t need to go it alone. Below you’ll find resources that can help support you and your child as you navigate diagnosis and treatment.

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Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) A non-profit organization bringing education, support, and advocacy to the ADHD community

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TIP: A family calendar or schedule can provide structure and predictability that may have behavioral benefits for a child with ADHD.

You’ve got questions— we’ve got answers

Looking for answers to common questions about ADHD and ProCentra? See below to increase your ADHD I.Q.

I’m worried my child has ADHD, but I’m not sure. What should I do?

First, take a deep breath. Not all children who seem distracted or hyperactive meet the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis. Remember that only your child’s doctor—not their teacher nor an online quiz—can diagnose your child. If you suspect your child may have ADHD, schedule an appointment with their doctor to have them properly evaluated.

Do both boys and girls get ADHD?

The short answer is yes. However, about twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD compared to girls. This may be because girls may be more likely to present as inattentive than hyperactive, an ADHD presentation that has more “obvious” symptoms that are more difficult to ignore (like jumping up and running around a lot). Read more about the different presentations of ADHD.

Are there any programs available through my child’s school that can help with managing their ADHD?

If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, they may be eligible for a 504 plan. Section 504 of a federal civil rights law guarantees certain protections for people with disabilities, including classroom and learning accommodations. Speak with your child’s school counselor or principal to see if they qualify and to begin developing a plan together.

Does ProCentra need to be taken every day?

Unlike extended-release medications that are typically taken once per day, ProCentra is an immediate-release medication that is usually taken 2 to 3 times a day. Always consult your doctor when determining how frequently your child should take ProCentra.

How do I get ProCentra?

ProCentra is only available with a prescription from a doctor. If your child has ADHD, ask their doctor about ProCentra.

I’ve heard about the shortage of certain ADHD medications. Is there a shortage of ProCentra?

Currently, there is no shortage of ProCentra. ProCentra is in inventory at most wholesaler distribution centers and available for order by retail pharmacies.

Is ProCentra only indicated to treat ADHD?

Actually, ProCentra is also indicated to treat a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. Learn more about using ProCentra to treat narcolepsy.

ProCentra is a Schedule 2 (II) drug. What does that mean?

The designation of Schedule II—or Class II—given to some drugs means those drugs have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Learn more by reading the full Boxed Warning.

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Dextroamphetamine sulfate has a high potential for abuse and misuse, which can lead to the development of a substance use disorder, including addiction. Misuse and abuse of CNS stimulants, including dextroamphetamine sulfate, can result in overdose and death. This risk is increased with higher doses or unapproved methods of administration, such as snorting or injection.

  • Your healthcare provider (HCP) should check you or your child’s risk for abuse, misuse, and addiction before starting treatment with ProCentra and will monitor you or your child during treatment.
  • ProCentra may lead to physical dependence after prolonged use, even if taken as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Tell your HCP if you or your child have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it contains dextroamphetamine that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep ProCentra in a safe place, like a locked cabinet, to protect it from theft. Dispose of remaining, unused, or expired ProCentra by a medicine take-back program at a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) authorized collection site. See Medication Guide or visit for additional information on disposal of unused medicines. Never give your ProCentra to anyone else because it may cause death or harm them. Selling or giving away ProCentra may harm others and is against the law. Keep ProCentra and all medicines out of the reach of children.

What is the Most Important Safety Information I Should Know About ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate)?

ProCentra may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Heart related problems in people with serious cardiac disease. Sudden death has happened in people who have heart defects or other serious heart disease. Tell your HCP if you or your child have any heart problems, heart disease, or heart defects. Call your HCP right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER) right away if you or your child have any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting during treatment with ProCentra.
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate. Your HCP should check you or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with ProCentra.
  • Mental (psychiatric) problems, including new or worse behavior or thought problems, new or worse bipolar illness, new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, or seeing or believing things that are not real) or new manic symptoms. Tell your HCP about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. Call your HCP right away if you or your child have any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems during treatment with ProCentra, especially hearing voices, seeing, or believing things that are not real, or new manic symptoms.
  • Slowing of growth (height and weight) in children. Children should have their height and weight checked often during treatment with ProCentra. Your HCP may stop your child’s ProCentra treatment if they are not growing or gaining weight as expected.
  • Seizures. Your HCP may stop treatment with ProCentra if you or your child have a seizure.
  • Circulation problems in fingers and toes (peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon). Tell your HCP if you or your child’s fingers or toes feel numb, cool, painful or change color from pale, to blue, to red or if they are sensitive to temperature. Call your HCP right away if you or your child have any signs of unexplained wounds appearing on fingers or toes during treatment with ProCentra.
  • New or worsening tics or worsening Tourette’s syndrome. Tell your HCP if you or your child have or had repeated movements or sounds (tics) or Tourette’s syndrome, or a family history of tics or Tourette’s syndrome.
  • Serotonin syndrome. A potentially life-threatening problem called serotonin syndrome may happen when ProCentra is taken with certain other medicines. Stop taking ProCentra and call your HCP or go to the nearest hospital ER right away if you or your child develop any of the following signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome: agitation, changes in blood pressure, coma, confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, fast heartbeat, flushing, high body temperature (hyperthermia), loss of coordination, muscle twitching, nausea, seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucination), seizures, stiff muscles, sweating, tremors, vomiting.

Do not take ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate) if you or your child:

  • are allergic to amphetamine products or any of the ingredients in ProCentra. See Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in ProCentra.
  • are taking or have taken within the past 14 days, a medicine used to treat depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), including the antibiotic linezolid or the intravenous medicine methylene blue.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you or your child take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

ProCentra and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Your HCP will decide if ProCentra can be taken with other medicines. Do not start any new medicine during treatment with ProCentra without talking to your HCP first.

Before taking ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate), tell your HCP about all medical conditions, including if you or your child:

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ProCentra will harm the unborn baby. Tell your HCP if you or your child become pregnant during treatment with ProCentra.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. ProCentra passes into breastmilk. You or your child should not breastfeed during treatment with ProCentra. Talk to your HCP about the best way to feed the baby during treatment with ProCentra.

What are possible side effects of ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate)?

The most common side effects of ProCentra are:

  • fast heartbeat
  • decreased appetite
  • tremors
  • headache
  • trouble sleeping
  • dizziness
  • stomach upset
  • weight loss
  • dry mouth

These are not all the possible side effects of ProCentra. If you or your child take too much ProCentra, call your HCP or Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 or go to the nearest hospital ER right away.

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other potentially dangerous activities until you know how ProCentra affects you.

What is ProCentra (dextroamphetamine sulfate)?

Procentra is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medicine used for the treatment of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 3 years of age to 16 years of age. ProCentra is not for use in children under 3 years of age.

For additional safety information click here for the Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your HCP.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Prasco is committed to helping ensure the proper use of stimulant medication. Resources are available on our website.

For more information about ProCentra and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Oral Solution, call Prasco LLC at 1-866-525-0688.