Prescription Drug Coverage

Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Dextroamphetamine (generic Dexedrine). Learn more about Dexedrine and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Dextroamphetamine

Brand name: Dexedrine

Typical dosage: 5mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Dexedrine is a medication used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Dexedrine is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral capsule.

Dexedrine is a medication that contains the active ingredient Dextroamphetamine. It is used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

Dexedrine releases catecholamines like dopamine and adrenaline in the brain to help stimulate the person taking it. It is typically taken once daily. It is a C-II controlled medication due to its high potential for abuse and misuse.

Common side effects of Dexedrine include dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, constipation, headache, weight loss, upset stomach, bad taste in the mouth, nervousness and hair loss.

Does Medicare Dexedrine?

According to GoodRx, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans didn't typically cover Dexedrine in 2023.1 Depending on where you live, Medicare drug plans that cover some of your other prescriptions may be available.

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover prescription drugs. We represent carriers such as Humana, Aetna, UHC, Anthem BCBS, Wellcare, Cigna Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

Do not use Dexedrine longer than your doctor instructs you to. Tell your doctor if you have a history of abuse or have been addicted to any drugs or alcohol. Misuse of Dexedrine can result in heart-related side effects or even death.

Take Dexedrine early in the morning to avoid problems with sleep. It can be taken with or without food, but some health care professionals may advise to avoid taking it with fruit juice.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Dexedrine. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.