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Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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;.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Douglas Laipple Dr. Laipple
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss Dr. Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Samuel Bayles Dr. Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
15 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Raju Indukuri Dr. Indukuri
Psychiatry
41 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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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.

Dr. Patrick Tapia Dr. Tapia
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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!

Dr. Maxine Lingurar Dr. Lingurar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.