Amphetamine

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Amphetamine is a stimulant that are injected, smoked, snorted, or ingested. It is sometimes used to treat obesity, narcolepsy, and attention deficit disorders. It is more commonly used for performance enhancement. This form is on the market as Benzedrine.

What are the short-term effects of amphetamine?
The short-term effects can last from 20 minutes to 12 hours.

  • Increase wakefulness and physical energy
  • Increased concentration
  • Decrease appetite
  • Increased sex drive
  • Nausea
  • Itchy and blotchy skin
  • Hypertension
  • Hallucinations
  • Irregular heart rate

What are the long-term effects of amphetamine?

  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immune system
  • Insomnia
  • Mental problems resembling schizophrenia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Heart problems
  • Stroke
  • Liver, lung, and kidney damage
  • Addiction