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Amphetamine is also known as benzedrine. This drug is a prescription drug that is recommended by doctors to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD in short. This disorder can be found in adults as well as children. Amphetamine can also be used to treat brain related disorders as well like brain injury, trauma and narcolepsy. The brand names of Amphetamine include Dexedirne and Adderall. In the early stages, the medication was used to control weight as well keep the appetite in control. Many people use amphetamine as a drug to get a high in parties and clubs. The drug is called to be a performance enhancer and can prove to be addictive in the long run.

Medical use

As mentioned before, Amphetamine is primarily used to treat ADHD. It helps to treat ADHD by improving concentration, decreasing irritability and improving impulse control. However the use of the medication may have strong side effects related to appetite and sleep in patients. Amphetamine is used for other sleeping disorders as well such as insomnia. If taken in control, Amphetamine is not addictive. The treatment is approved in some countries while in other countries it is proved to be dangerous and hence its use is banned.

Physical effects of use of Amphetamine

The patient may observe short term physiological effects after taking the medication. The physical effects may include increase in physical energy and stamina, decrease in appetite and increase in sexual drive. If the drug is abused then it can lead to physical effects such as greasy skin, hypertension, headaches and involuntary movements in some parts of the body.

If the drug is abused for a long time, then it can lead to restlessness, irregular sleeping patterns and tremor. The condition of the skin may also become poor and there can be problems related to the heart as well. The immune system may become weak and there may eventually be liver or kidney damage.

Psychological effects of using Amphetamine

The patient may experience psychological effects such as increase in concentration, increase in confidence and increase in responsiveness. If the drug is abused for a long time then it could lead to addiction. The patient may also experience confusion, panic, and withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms
include delusions, gastric fluctuations and pain in the body.

Addiction Issues

As mentioned before, the patient may develop an addiction to the drug if it used for long. Many people will take more of the drug to fend off the withdrawal symptoms which can start a very dangerous cycle. Hence total control should be
practiced while using the drug.


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