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Can Amphetamine Abuse Cause Damage To Your Heart That Shows Up Years Later
Yes: Any drug abuse can cause damage that may not show up for many years. Amphetamine abuse causes many serious problems at the time, but also down the road, including such things as heart disease and hypertension. But it is not 100% true, and depends on how long, how much, other habits, family history and so on. Best to get a relationship with a good primary care doc and get specific answers!good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Some questions about adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Can I use it if prior history of abuse or heart palpitations?
Probably: I would consult with you physician and potentially a cardiologist. The cardiologist would probably do a ekg and/or echocardiogram to decide if you have any structural or heart rhythm problems. If you don't, you probably can use Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) under a doctor's guidance. But i would ask the doctor about these issues before using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brother abusing stimulants (ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and ephedrine).. How high does his heart rate need to get before we have to bring him to the hospital (where it is life threatening)?
Get Help: Pulse rates over 200 per minute for a 20 year old and 150 beats per a person 70 years are dangerous. But the point here is that an intervention must occur before such dangerous problems occur. He is abusing drugs and need a professional evaluation by experts in drug abuse to recommend how he can beast be helped. No time to wait. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have read reports that long term Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse can cause permanent dopamine damage. Would taking 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a few times a month do same thing?
No: Regular therapeutic dose use is not the same abuse. ...Read more
Can a lot of stress cause major depression or amphetamine abuse for someone who is bipolar and on meds for it?
Not exactly: Stress does not cause major depression or amphetamine abuse, but bipolar people can become depressed, & amphetamine abuse can destabilize someone with bipolar disorder. Often substance abuse leads to disrupted sleep cycles, & forgetting to take mood stabilizing medications -- thus worsening the illness. Recovery programs for drug abuse and talk therapy to learn to deal with life stresses, help. ...Read more
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR cause heart problems if taken for 10 years or more?
If used rectally: .Administering amphetamine rectally can cause varying amounts of irritation depending on the methods used, the presence of inactive ingredients and personal factors. The presence of impurities, binders, dyes and other inactive ingredients can contribute significantly to discomfort and/or irritation. See a GI specialist. www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=amphetamine best wishes. ...Read more
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