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Effects Of Amphetamine Abuse On Circulation
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
Starting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (adhd) but on Risperdal (agitation). Won't the D2 antagonistic effect of Risperdal mitigate the action of the amphetamine?
Med interactions: Risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be taken together with no significant interactions. That said, if you are taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and think it is less effective, discuss with prescribing doctor who knows you best. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. You can be quite sleepy if you abruptly stop ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?
Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...Read more
What kind of cardiovascular effects occur from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) along with beta-blockers?
Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause lots of brusing on the body particularly the legs?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not common, but please do consult your pcp for complete workup to rule out allergy or blood cell abnormalities. Good luck. ...Read more
Amphetamine abuse: Health risks of amphetamine abuse include hypertension, tachycardia, heart disease, increased risk of stroke from intracerebral bleed, and death. If you just look at the mental health realm: psychosis, paranoia, depression, suicidal behavior, violence, delusions, hallucinations. ...Read more
Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?
Addiction: is going to interfere with nearly every treatment. One concern with your combination of marijuana and a stimulant, is they pull different ways. Stimulants can quickly become an addiction of their own. Be certain your prescribing physician understands all drugs, recreational and prescribed, that you are taking. Many times, depression has its solution in therapy, and not just a prescription ...Read more
Depends on the drug: It depends on the drug as to the main areas of the body affected. In general, drugs have a toxic effect on the body. One can get brain damage, liver disease (cirrhosis, hepatitis c), cardiovascular problems (higher risk for heart attacks and stroke) and an increased risk for cancer. I have patients who still halucinate even after stopping drugs. ...Read more
Controversial topic: Other addictions differ. You don't need more over time to get the same effect and there are no physical w/drawal symptoms. But, it DOES have psychological and behavioral effects of dependence. Thinking about it too much, having it take up many hours of your life and guide decisions. Feeling negatively when you can't use it. Read: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/pot_addiction.htm Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of taking mdma while on 20mg of fluoxetine? Will the mdma effects lessen?C
Do not use MDMA: One cannot use illegal drugs such as mdma while on fluoxetine because illegal drugs are unhealthy, harmful, and may react with prescription drugs; not to mention the fact that they are illegal. Both mdma and fluoxetine alter brain chemistry and brain function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add? Adverse effects?
What is the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) from childhood to adulthood.
NO STUDIES AVAILABLE: There are no studies availble , but we know that it increases the BP and increases your heart rate as well.There may be increase of build up of free radicals based on animal studies. Of course adderal is an appetite suppressant and can cause weight loss or not gaining weight and vitamin deficiency, and has to be monitored for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.
Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more
Are there dangerous side effects of nicotine lozenges? How about if the individual also takes adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Use With Caution: Nicotine lozenges are used as part of many smoking cessation programs. Irregular or rapid heartbeats can occur. Smoking while taking these lozenges can lead to nicotine overdose. Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and a rapid heart rate. In case of overdose contact poison control in the U.S. 1-800-222-1222. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) enhances risk of nicotine addiction. ...Read more
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