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Activity Description

Amphetamine is a medication used in the management and treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. It is classified as a central nervous system stimulant. This activity reviews the indications, action, and contraindications for amphetamine as an agent in treating ADHD and narcolepsy. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse effect profile, and other key factors (e.g., dosing, monitoring, toxicity) pertinent for members of the interprofessional team in the treatment of patients with ADHD and narcolepsy.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Explain the mechanism of action of amphetamine.
  • Describe the potential adverse effects of amphetamine.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of amphetamine toxicity.
  • Review the importance of collaboration and communication amongst the interdisciplinary team to properly monitor for adverse effects in patients receiving amphetamine treatment.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Ambulatory/Outpatient
  • Sleep Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
American Board of Pathology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Neuropathology (incl. Neuromuscular)
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

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  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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