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How dangerous is crank the drug?

How dangerous  is crank the drug?

Crank: Meth is highly addictive. It can cause irregular heart beats, high blood pressure, mood swings, severe dental problems, and memory loss. ...Read more

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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Is speed, ice, and crank the same drug?

Is speed, ice, and crank the same drug?

Yes: Yes, these are all names for the same drug: methamphetamine. http://www.recoverythroughsupport.com/factsheets/crystal-meth.html. ...Read more

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Which drugs contain amphetamine?

Which drugs contain amphetamine?

There are many: In the US, mixed amphetamine salts (adderal/generics), as well as dextroamphetamine (dexedrine) and methamphetamine (desoxyn) are available medically for conditions where stimulants are indicated - ADHD, narcolepsy, weight loss and depression. Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) is a pro-drug, used for ADHD that is metabolized into amphetamine. Other drugs have similar structure-decongestants, bupropion. ...Read more

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How can you rehabilitate yourself after quiting using the drug amphetamine?

How can you rehabilitate yourself after quiting using the drug amphetamine?

Counseling: Get professional help through an addictions counselor and also a 12 step program. ...Read more

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I took amphetamine drug for the last 1.5 years.Around 250 tablets.It has decreased my sex power.How i can get back my full sex power?

I took amphetamine drug for the last 1.5 years.Around 250 tablets.It has decreased my sex power.How i can get back my full sex power?

Amphetamine ; libido: There is little evidence that amphetamines lower sex drive in people. Some rat evidence of an effect on hormone development that does not translate into the everyday experience with the medication. Far more people report increased libido rather than decreased libido. I think you should discuss your concerns with your family doctor, check your hormones and see a therapist to clarify issues. ...Read more

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What medications could easily lead to a false positive for amphetamine on a drug test?

Depends: Depends on screening tool. Many screening tests will detect a variety of amphetamine like substances - metabolites of ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine or others of the substituted phenethylamine group - a very large group. If positive on screening tool, gas chromatography / mass spectrometry will confirm the compound and its metabolites. There are no false positive gc/ms. ...Read more

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What to do if I failed a drug test, testing positive for amphetamine. I had previously taken nuvigil, could that b the cause?

Not if they did: confirmatory testing, which is required in forensic settings where drug testing is done under some legal compulsion. However, even if they just did screening tests, Nuvigil and Provigil are not chemically related to amphetamines and would not give a positive result. ...Read more

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Which are some of the psychiatric drugs that have amphetamine-like effects?

Which are some of the psychiatric drugs that have amphetamine-like effects?

Several classes: The two major stimulant classes are amphetamine and methylphenidatep, each of which has several different delivery forms. Methyamphetamine once was used but rarely is now. Caffeine is a weak stimulant. Modafanil has properties much like stimulants but is longer acting. Bupropion is an antidepressant that works on the same system as stimulants. ...Read more

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Can didrex show up in amphetamine drug screen?

Yes: Benzphetamine is a "precursor" to both methamphetamine and amphetamine, i.e. As the body breaks it down, it becomes amphetamine and methamphetamine before being eliminated. One study* showed that administration of Benzphetamine resulted in measurable amounts of amphetamine and methamphetamine in the urine. *cody jt, valtier s. J anal toxicol. 1998 jul-aug;22(4):299-309. ...Read more

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Can didrex show up as amphetamine in a drug screen?

Yes: Benzphetamine is a "precursor" to both methamphetamine and amphetamine, i.e. As the body breaks it down, it becomes amphetamine and methamphetamine before being eliminated. One study* showed that administration of Benzphetamine resulted in measurable amounts of amphetamine and methamphetamine in the urine. *cody jt, valtier s. J anal toxicol. 1998 jul-aug;22(4):299-309. ...Read more

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Will ritalin (methylphenidate) show up as an amphetamine on a drug screen?

Will ritalin (methylphenidate) show up as an amphetamine on a drug screen?

Not likely: Usually methylphenidate will only show up if specifically tested for. Since it isn't an amphetamine, it will not trigger that test. Some rehabs look for it as do some employers. If you take any controlled substance under a doctor's prescription, you should have documentation from that doctor so that you won't be penalized. ...Read more

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When you test hair for drugs and you have a positive for meth wouldn't you need positive for amphetamine?

When you test hair for drugs and you have a positive for meth wouldn't you need positive for amphetamine?

No: You are 27 years old and have acute kidney failure and congestive heart failure, and are on dialysis?? If this is you, taking methamphetamine and worrying about it showing up on hair testing, I think that is the least of your worries. Hair testing is done with very sophisticated techniques that can tell whether it is amphetamine OR methamphetamine, and doesn't mix up the two. ...Read more

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Irritability (Definition)

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