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What is the definition or description of: Amphetamine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amphetamine allergy?

Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more

Amphetamine Allergy (Definition)

Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) allergy?

Adderall allergy: Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) -d 12 hour allergy & congestion can show up on a drug test as amphetamine?

Allegra (fexofenadine) -d 12 hour allergy & congestion can show up on a drug test as amphetamine?

Possible: Since the Pseudoephedrine in the d is often used to manufacture amphetamine, I would guess that it can show up in a blood test. I would advise you to stay off of any decongestants if you are subjected to random drug test until I can look this up. ...Read more

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How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

So many variables: There are so many variables that will affect the results of drug testing. In most instances letting those ordering the test know what medications you take will help them interpret the results. ...Read more

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Can didrex show up in amphetamine drug screen?

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?

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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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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Very disoriented falling took to ER test showed anemia low pot. Positive for amphetamines never done drugs in his life why did it show this?

False Positive: Most tests done in motion are less than 100% accurate. Also there are certain drugs you might be taking that can cause a test that shows positive for amphetamines. Certain cold medicines particularly Sudafed would test positive for amphetamines. ...Read more

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When my girlfriend takes drugs like ecstasy and amphetamines she experiences vaginal pain even when no sex has taken place. Cause? Treatments?

When my girlfriend takes drugs like ecstasy and amphetamines she experiences vaginal pain even when no sex has taken place. Cause? Treatments?

Deadly Drugs: Some after affects of ecstasy can include: disorientation, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, memory problems, palpitations, high / low blood pressure, destruction of blood vessels, toxicity to the heart, chest pain, shortness of breath to mention just a few. I don't know the physiologic mechanism for her vaginal pain. However, her body is giving her a clear message about self harm. ...Read more

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I recently took a preemployment drug test and failed for amphetamines& methamphetamines. I am wondering if it's possible my results are false positive?

Did you take them?: If you didn't take any amphetamines I would say there is a false test. The fact that you are asking this question suggests you are looking for an excuse for you to abuse pills. Own up to your problem and get help. Looking for excusing is looking for someone to help enable your downhill course into addiction and abuse. You should tell whoever is testing all your prescribed and OTC medications. ...Read more

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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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How can I have failed my drug test for amphetamines?

Probably because: You were unable to provide a legitimate, verifiable prescription for the medication containing amphetamines. Otherwise, the test would have been overturned and the result negative. You should have spoken with the medical review officer who would have explained this to you. ...Read more

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Will midol come up on a drug test. It has amphetamine?

Will midol come up on a drug test. It has amphetamine?

No: Midol contains acetaminophen, caffeine and an antihistamine. There is no amphetamine in it at all, therefore it will not show positive on a urine drug test. ...Read more

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What medicine can cause a positive on drug test for amphetamines?

Careful: Drug tests may not always determine specific drugs and relatives of drugs. Diet pills and cough meds and antihistamines can cause positive tests for amphetamines and pain meds can cross react. ...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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I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! What help can I get?

I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! What help can I get?

I encourage you to: Tell the physician who prescribes your psychiatric medications. He or she may refer you to an addiction medicine specialist. Take care. ...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?

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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Are there ways to treat narcolepsy for a recovering alcoholic and drug addict? I am both, and taking amphetamines is not an option.

Well...: First congratulations on you entering recovery, and being serious about it....
You should consult a sleep disorders specialist. You will get better.
Have faith.
And be pro-active ...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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more