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What are the effects of amphetamines like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are the effects of amphetamines like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Amphetamine: Amphetamines are generally quite well-tolerated in most patients. Therapeutic effects include improved attention and ability to focus. Adverse events can vary somewhat between children and adults. These can include nervousness, insomnia, , loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, and an increase in heart rate may occur. ...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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What are the side effects of amphetamines?

What are the side effects of amphetamines?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using amphetamine/dextroamphetamine:

constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; stomach pain or upset; trouble sleeping; unpleasant taste; vomiting;. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an amphetamine overdose?

What are the effects of an amphetamine overdose?

Amphet.: Agitation, psychosis, cardiovascular, delirium if too high a dose and possibly cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What are effects of amphetamine abuse?

What are effects of amphetamine abuse?

Heart attack,: Stroke, high blood pressure, car accidents, violent behavior, psychosis. Nothing good comes from abusing anything. ...Read more

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What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

A number of things: Such as malnutrition from the anorexic effects, insomnia, mood disorder, psychosis, paranoia and violence towards self or others. ...Read more

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What long-term effects does chronic amphetamine abuse have on your body?

Significant.: Chronic weight loss and anorexia. .. In children it can cause slow maturation and retarded growth.
If you constantly drive your car 80 mph instead of 55mph, your engine will die young.
Amphetamines cause your heart to go 80 instead of 55. ...Read more

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What long-term effects does chronic amphetamine use or abuse have on your body?

What long-term effects does chronic amphetamine use or abuse have on your body?

Methamphetamine: Long term, methamphetamine abuse can cause violent or psychotic behavior, mood disorders, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. It can cause brain damage, and trigger a stroke. If you are using, get help now. ...Read more

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What are the noticable effects after use of amphetamines and cocaine?

What are the noticable effects after use of amphetamines and cocaine?

Stimulants: Both amphetamines and Cocaine may have similar effects causing increased alertness, increase in heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia and decrease in appetite. When either substance loses effect, the individual may experience fatigue, irritability. An important difference is that Cocaine is habit forming and usually causes a need to increase the dose over time to get the same effect. ...Read more

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What are some of the health effects of amphetamine abuse?

What are some of the health effects of amphetamine abuse?

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

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Do you know is weeds effects related to meth?

No: Their effects are completely separate with pot working on emdocannabinoid receptor sites and with meth working on predominately Dopamine receptor sites. They're completely different chemicals with different chemical structures and actions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any bad health effects of living in a former meth house?

Are there any bad health effects of living in a former meth house?

Yes, avoid living in: A previous meth house at all cost unless it has been properly remediated. ...Read more

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What long-term effects can result from meth use?

Meth use: Can result in psychotic behavior, hallucination and violent behavior among others. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if antipsychotics lessen the effects of meth?

Psychosis: If you have methamphetamine induced psychosis then yes they can help. Addicts also use these medications to induce sleep as many are very sedating. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines bad for you? Are there adverse side effects?

Amphetamines: Any medication is bad if it is abused.
If amphetamines are used as prescribed they are safe and very effective. ...Read more

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Meth: how does it work and what long term effects could it have?

Meth: how does it work and what long term effects could it have?

Increases dopamine: Crystal methamphetamines produce euphoria through causing increases in all monoamines including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. It also has been described as inhibiting the important enzyme monoamine oxidase and this perpetuates the intense accumulation of monoamines in the synaptic cleft. The Dopamine makes it addictive. It can cause premature death and permanent nervous system damage! ...Read more

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What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

Severe problems!: Crystal meth can cause poor growth due to restricting blood flow to the placenta. It can cause premature separation of the placenta with bleeding, premature birth and possible bleeding for the mother and baby. There is a risk of both maternal and fetal death. Meth may also cause later brain problems for the baby. There is also possible risk from lifestyle issues for women using illegal drugs. ...Read more

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Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

In utero drug expose: Several long term effects of in utero drug exposure. Add, adhd, dyslexia, memory lapse, addition potential, average or below average iq, risk taking behavior etc., etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the known physical effects stemming from the prolonged use of crystal meth?

What are some of the known physical effects stemming from the prolonged use of crystal meth?

Ice: Also known as meth or crystal meth, can cause anorexia, flushed skin, euphoria, restlessness, heart rate & blood pressure changes, rapid breathing, blurred vision, insomnia, tremors, seizures, heart attack, agitation & aggression. ...Read more

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Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Yes there are lot of: Effects heart attacke and others see the web site below. ...Read more

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How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...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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What are the effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

What are the effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

Depends: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr is intended for the treatment of adhd; in individuals with that disorder, it can improve concentration and sustained attention and decrease impulsivity and overall activity level. Main se are decreased appetite and delayed sleep. In adults without adhd, it can cause a "high" especially at high doses and if snorted or injected; it also is used to stay awake to cram for a test. ...Read more

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What are the downside effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are the downside effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Same as stimulants, depending on dose. Refer to diagram. ...Read more

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Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use? #nqlu I've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine. Will long-term use (10 years s

Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use? #nqlu I've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine. Will long-term use (10 years s

They aren't the same: Small differences in the molecules can make all the difference in the world. The is one carbon atom difference between beverage alcohol and wood alcohol, and one will cause you to go blind and can kill you with a single drink, and the other one doesn't. When taken as prescribed and monitored for side effects, adderal has been shown to be safe. Some docs give people holidays (weekends, holidays)off. ...Read more

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Tapering advice for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? prescription for imm. Rel. 20mg 3× day for 1+yr. Current docs not answering? 's giving feedback or explaining withdrawal effects.

Keep in mind that...: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems. You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week. ...Read more

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Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Crystal meth: Illicit drug use can cause damage at any time during its use, whether the first time or the 100th time. As it is unpredictable, the best idea is to avoid using meth.
Even one time usage by any route can lead to paranoia, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the noticable effects after use of amphetamines and cocain?

High or let down: If you are talking about the "high" that can be euphoria, increased energy, paranoia, sometimes hallucinations. If your taking about several hours later, after coming down from the drug use, that is just the opposite depressive symptoms, muscle aches, anxiety, irritability. ...Read more