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How can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect growth?

How can  Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect growth?

May Slow: A side effect can be very poor appetite, leading to poor nutrition, leading to poor growth.This is reversible if the medication ia closely monitered and stopped. ...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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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect the levels of hormones produced by the thyroid?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and thyroid: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will not increase the blood levels of thyroid hormone. But the stimulatory effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are similar to the stimulatory effects of too much thyroid. If your thyroid is normal, it is not an issue. But if you suffer from hyperthyroidism (eg. Graves disease, too much medication), then the combined effects of the disease and the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be dangerous to your heart. ...Read more

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Can labetelol cause positive for amphetamines?

Can labetelol cause positive for amphetamines?

Yes: Yes -- this has happened in a few cases: http://tinyurl.Com/m5sv2so however, confirmatory tests are run on any questionable results. These confirmatory tests are very specific, and would solve the question. ...Read more

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Is there any actual medical use for amphetamines?

Is there any actual medical use for amphetamines?

Yes: The main one is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in which d-amphetamine or a combination of d- and l-amphetamines are the drugs of choice in this condition. The doses used are much lower than the doses of abuse, and in adhd there is seldom the tolerance, craving or withdrawal symptoms of addiction. They are also used for narcolepsy and as adjuncts in treatment-resistant depression. ...Read more

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How can you stop taking amphetamines and still function?

Brain recovery: Amphetamines have powerful effects on your brain that generally take a few weeks to resolve (they are usually mostly resolved in a month, complete return to normal may take six months). The initial feeling of lethargy, and depression will improve. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different types of amphetamines?

There are many: Amphetamine salts are a mixture of the right handed and left handed form of the molecules. This is what Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is. The right handed form, Dextroamphetamine (dexedrine) is more potent. Substituted amphetamines. Methamphetamine (desoxyn) is a substituted amphetamine, and there are literally hundreds of those, including ecstasy (MDMA) and many others. ...Read more

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Does everything about you seem better when on amphetamines?

Absolutley not.: Although it may be true some of the time for some people, there are many downsides, including paranoid delusions and frightening hallucinations, manic episodes, undesired weight loss and anorexia, panic attacks, and cardiac arrythmias. If you don't have confirmed add, never take them. If you do have confirmed add, take them only under medical supervision. ...Read more

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What could happen if you took amphetamines while working out?

Supercharged: You would put more strain on your heart, sweat more and place extra burden on your liver, then crash. Not advised, especially if strenuous workout. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for amphetamines to leave your system?

How long does it typically take for amphetamines to leave your system?

9-14 x 5: The typical half-life of dextroamphetamine/amphetamine is 9-14 hours. We normally day 5 half lives to clear most of a drug. So if you are not a poor metabolizer at cyp2d6, we are talking 45 to 75 hours. ...Read more

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What could cause you to test positive for amphetamines when you have not taken them?

Any number of things: That's an easy internet search, from pseudophed to some prescription meds. ...Read more

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How is meth use treated?

NA or CA: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why is meth so dangerous?

Why is meth so dangerous?

Unpredictable: The single most dangerous feature is that at any time -- the first or the 100th use -- you may suddenly discover you can no longer be happy without using it. You will continue compulsively and not stop until the adverse effects of the drug have killed you. The last stages are quite horrible. The stories about people ripping off their own flesh are true. ...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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How is meth used as a medicine?

Which meth?: I actually HATE that word, because some people use it for methadone, and others for methamphetamine. Both are medications. Methadone is a pain medication, used in severe chronic pain as well as the treatment of opioid addiction. Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) is used to treat the same things Adderall or RItalin (methylphenidate) are used for - ADHD, narcolepsy, sleep shift disorders and conditions needing stimulants. ...Read more

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How do i nutralize the affects of meth?

See your PCP: The most effective treatments for meth addiction are behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral, biofeedback, hypnosis and contingency-management interventions. Visit the NIDA Web site at www.drugabuse.gov or see your PCP for consultation. ...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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I was my weed laced with meth, should I be concerned?

Yes: If you do not have a reliable source of marijuana, then you should not smoke it, precisely because it can be cut with lots of things - including synthetic cannabinoids like spice or k2, methamphetamine, phencyclidine (pcp or angel dust) and many other things. Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure and pulse, cause palpitations and other heart problems, and make people paranoid. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone is addicted to amphetamines?

Overstimulated: Users show signs of hyperactivity and nervous energy. They may talk fast and be unable to focus on one thing for any length of time. Their eyes will show pupil enlargement (dilation) and sensitivity to bright lights. Users will have a rapid heartbeat, dry mouth and increased blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is rehab like for meth?

What is rehab like for meth?

No different from: Rehab for anything else, mostly. Rehabilitation involves learning alternative coping skills, learning how to use a support system, and living a life free of drugs and alcohol, and is really pretty much the same no matter whether it is alcohol, methamphetamine or heroin. There may be some specific issues with methamphetamine (like dental problems, premature aging) that are dealt with. ...Read more

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What are the environmental consequences of meth labs?

What are the environmental consequences of meth labs?

Explosive, toxic: Meth labs can leave explosive, toxic fumes. Any house that contained a meth lab must be thoroughly inspected and carefully decontaminated before it is safe for habitation again. ...Read more

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Is meth a stimulant?

Is meth a stimulant?

Yes: Methamphetamine is a stimulant, it is thought to block the reuptake and increase the release of norepinephrine and Dopamine into the extraneuronal space. ...Read more

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What is crystal meth?

Methamphetamines: Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances to be used by those seeking highs or a drug experience. It is a stimulant. Even one dose can get you hooked..Especially if that does includes a sexual experience. It is a problem in urban and rural communities across america and the disease and destruction caused by this drug is shocking. ...Read more

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Is d-amphetamine a narcotic?

No, not even close.: Narcotics are medicatoins that affect pain systems in the body. Amphetamine is a stimulant that is used mostly in treating adhd but also can be used at times to help with depression and for narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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