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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

Any of these: If you are needing more to get high, have withdrawal symptoms or needing to take more to avoid such, spending a lot if time looking for the drug, using is causing you problems socially or with work and you continue to use despite these problems and are unable to stop despite your efforts, you are addicted. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines addictive?

Are amphetamines addictive?

Yes: And they can have serious, life-threatening side effects. They should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. If you feel you are addicted, you should get help right away. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amphetamine?

Stimulant medication: Amphetamines are used for treatment of adhd and improves attention, concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It can be used to treat depression in elderly. It's also abused as 'speed' with devastating consequences. Side effects; decrease appetite, weight loss, sleep disturbance, neurological tics or twitches. Short acting preparation lasts few hours in body and long acting lasts 10 hours. ...Read more

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What are amphetamine salts ER for?

Amphet.-ER: Extended release stimulants have been used to treat Attention deficit, Narcolepsy, Obesity, Depression in elderly, etc. ...Read more

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Will entex test positive for amphetamines?

Yes: on screening tests (dipstick tests and other "first use" tests) but NOT on confirmatory tests. Any positive on a screening test should lead to a more sophisticated confirmatory test (usually gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy) which will tell the difference between pseudoephedrine and amphetamine. ...Read more

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Can d-amphetamine make you lose weight safely?

Not a good idea: Amphetamines do decrease your appetite temporarily. However it comes at a significant cost. They are addicting and are not considered safe or effective for that purpose by the fda. Furthermore, people who lose wt. By using a drug almost never make the necessary changes to keep the weight off. You can't take speed the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Can amphetamines mess with your urinary system?

Can amphetamines mess with your urinary system?

Yes: The outlet from the bladder contracts when stimulated by medications similar to Epinephrine (adrenaline). Older men with an enlarged prostate are often treated with drugs like flomax, (tamsulosin) that block a certain type of receptor (alpha adrenoceptors). Some cold medicines that include Pseudoephedrine (pseudafed) act like anti-flomax and make urinating more difficult. Speed and similar drugs will, too. ...Read more