Desoxyn Street Prices & Prescription Costs

On the street, Desoxyn typically costs between $2 to $50 per pill. The specific price depends on your location.

Desoxyn is the brand name for a prescription medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity. It’s the only FDA-approved form of methamphetamine hydrochloride (also called meth).

While Desoxyn is not as dangerous as powder or crystal meth, it poses serious health risks when abused. Many people who abuse Desoxyn buy it on the street, where its price differs from its retail price.

Desoxyn Street Prices

On the street, Desoxyn typically costs between $2 to $50 per pill. The specific price depends on your location. In general, the closer you live to a big city, the cheaper the drug is. That’s because cities tend to have higher supplies of Desoxyn, which usually leads to lower prices.

Desoxyn Prescription Costs

When prescribed by a health care provider, Desoxyn typically costs about:

  • $100 for 7 pills
  • $570 for 30 pills
  • $1,180 for 60 pills
  • $1,800 for 90 pills
  • $2,400 for 120 pills

As with other prescription drugs, the cost of Desoxyn varies depending on the pharmacy. For example, while 60 pills cost about $1,180 at CVS, Walgreens, and most other pharmacies, they only cost about $1,120 at Walmart.

Because it’s not prescribed very often, Desoxyn is not covered by most insurance and Medicare plans. However, you could lower the drug’s price with a Desoxyn coupon, savings card, or discount card.

You could also ask your doctor about switching to the generic version of Desoxyn, which is usually much cheaper than the brand-name version.

Risks Of Desoxyn Abuse

When taken as prescribed, Desoxyn is generally safe. However, people who abuse the drug may experience increased side effects, overdose, and addiction.

Increased Side Effects

The most common side effects of Desoxyn include:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • headache
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • trouble sleeping

Some people also experience more serious side effects, such as:

  • extreme drowsiness
  • high blood pressure
  • fast heartbeat
  • sudden vision changes
  • muscle spasms (also called tics)
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that aren’t there)

If you or someone you know experiences these more serious effects, seek medical advice immediately.

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Desoxyn can also have dangerous drug interactions. That’s why it’s important to tell your doctor about any other medications or supplements you’re taking.

For example, if you take Desoxyn alongside medications that increase serotonin (a brain chemical that helps regulate your mood), you may develop a condition called serotonin syndrome.

Common symptoms include:

  • impaired coordination
  • muscle twitches
  • severe nausea and vomiting
  • severe diarrhea
  • agitation

You may also have an allergic reaction to Desoxyn, which can cause symptoms like rash, swelling of the face, and trouble breathing.

The drug can also worsen symptoms of certain health conditions, including glaucoma, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome, and heart problems.


Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant. If you take too much Desoxyn, your central nervous system (CNS) may speed up to the point of overdose. Common symptoms of overdose include:

  • shaking
  • confusion
  • anxiety and panic
  • change in heart rate
  • nausea and vomiting
  • loss of consciousness

If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, seek medical help immediately. When left untreated, a Desoxyn overdose can lead to heart attack or stroke.


Like many other controlled substances, Desoxyn is highly addictive. Desoxyn addiction is a serious disease that makes you feel unable to stop using the drug.

Common symptoms include:

  • tolerance (needing increasingly higher or more frequent doses to feel the desired effects)
  • physical dependence (experiencing withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and drowsiness, when you don’t use Desoxyn)
  • mood swings
  • loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • loss of motivation

Desoxyn addiction requires professional treatment. An effective treatment plan typically includes medical detox to manage withdrawal symptoms, therapy to manage cravings, and support groups to connect you with other people in recovery.

To learn more about Desoxyn addiction treatment options, please contact Northeast Addictions Treatment Center. Our compassionate health care professionals offer personalized, evidence-based care for people struggling with various forms of drug abuse.

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