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A 38-year-old female asked:

What will dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) do if i snort it?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
A really stupid: thing to do. About the only reason for snorting dexedrine is abuse by an addict. You bypass the GI tract and risk a much more rapid onset of action without the gradual release the pill or capsule provides. Over time you will erode the nasal mucosa. You could get an accidental overdose and because it is not sterile you could get a CNS infection. Beyond that you will be sliding down a very slippery slope regarding the legality of your acquisition and use of dexedrine.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Provided original answer
When you use the phrase "if I snort it" the question does not come across as hypothetical. Thank you for clarifying that.
Dec 15, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Snorting Dexedrine: 1. You can die from a drug overdose. 2. It destroys nasal tissue so that the amount absorbed decreases over time. 3. It give you sniffles because the body increases mucus production in response to the damage you are doing. This would be a very dangerous thing for you to do.

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How long will it take for dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) to take effect?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
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20 - 40 minutes: One you are at the right dose, stimulants suchg as Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) work quickly to relieve symptoms of adhd. Typically, the benefit starts within less than a half hour. Duration of benefit depends on dosage and type of formulation used and can range from 2-3 hours to as much as 10-12 hours.

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