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How Long Does Desoxyn Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Desoxyn Stay In Your System?

For people who struggle with focusing, there are a variety of stimulants that are typically prescribed to reduce those symptoms. One such example is Desoxyn, which can reduce behavioral problems, help people pay attention to tasks, and assist them in managing their day without ample distractions. Unfortunately, stimulants are also widely abused by people looking for an energetic high. For someone who commonly takes part in drug abuse, it can lead them to ask the question, “How long does Desoxyn stay in your system?” Banyan Treatment Center Chicago explores. 

What Is Desoxyn Prescribed For? 

Desoxyn pills are typically prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. It is the brand name for the prescribed version of methamphetamine, which can be used by diagnosed individuals who struggle to manage their symptoms. It operates by heightening the number of substances in the brain, like dopamine and norepinephrine, which can help to reduce hyperactive behaviors and lower overall impulsivity. If prescribed, it should be taken early in the day to avoid trouble sleeping but should not be taken to treat general tiredness without the diagnosis of a sleep disorder.  

There are several possible side effects, including: 

  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Stomach aches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Dry mouth 

More serious adverse effects can involve: 

  • Discoloration of fingers and toes 
  • Inexplicable wounds 
  • Thoughts of suicide 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Swelling of the limbs 
  • Uncontrollable twitching 

If you are experiencing any severe side effects from your Desoxyn prescription, they should be addressed by a doctor as soon as possible. If you fear that your life is at risk, don’t hesitate to call 911. 

How Long Does Desoxyn Last? 

The peak effects of Desoxyn can be felt after a few hours from ingestion and, in most people, last anywhere from 8 to 12 hours. When asking the specific question of how long does Desoxyn stay in your system, it is a bit more complicated. While approximately 62% of a regular dose is eliminated from the user’s urine within 24 hours, there are still traces that can be detected depending on the test. 

Trace amounts can typically be found in urine for roughly 72 hours, while a hair test may detect traces for 90 days after the last usage. It is one of the reasons that having a legitimate prescription is vitally important. 

Illinois Addiction Treatment for Prescription Drug and Methamphetamine Abuse 

Any kind of dependency on methamphetamine, regardless of prescription status, is extremely risky. Using drugs in an illicit form runs the risk of legal trouble, while abuse of these substances can result in serious physical and mental damage that is not always reversible. Luckily, Banyan’s Chicago addiction treatment center offers programs for both methamphetamine and prescription pill abuse, which allows patients from various backgrounds to receive the care they need.  

Our facility also offers a range of care levels, like our Chicago IOP (intensive outpatient program). This program is an excellent option for patients who are interested in intensive treatment but are unable to dedicate their schedules to a residential setting. 

No matter the case, the staff at Banyan Chicago, our Illinois drug rehab, will do everything in their power to ensure each patient receives the most appropriate programming for their unique needs. Learn more by calling 888-280-4763 today. 



  1. FDA – Desoxyn  


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.