Dexedrine is the brand name for dextroamphetamine sulfate. Dexedrine is a stimulant drug that is available in tablet or sustained-release capsule form and generally prescribed to treat narcolepsy or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
There are many reasons why Dexedrine is abused. One reason for Dexedrine abuse is to get "high." Stimulants, such as Dexedrine, can increase alertness, attention, and energy, which are accompanied by increases in blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Another reason Dexedrine is abused is to lose weight (see Dexedrine and Weight Loss). Weight loss is a common side effect of dextroamphetamine, the active ingredient in Dexedrine. Dexedrine is also sometimes abused by students who do not have ADHD, but feel that the medication helps them perform better in school.
There are many ways that Dexedrine is abused. Some people abuse Dexedrine by taking it in the way it was designed to be taken (by mouth). Others may inject, smoke, or snort Dexedrine. Because Dexedrine is so commonly prescribed, it is usually not difficult to find ways to obtain Dexedrine illegally. People often use the Internet to get Dexedrine illegally.
The consequences of Dexedrine abuse can be extremely dangerous. Taking high doses of a stimulant can result in: an irregular heartbeat, dangerously high body temperatures and potential cardiovascular failure or seizures.
Taking high doses of some stimulants repeatedly over a short period of time can lead to hostility or feelings of paranoia in some individuals. Stopping Dexedrine after taking large doses over a long period of time can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
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Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.drugabuse.gov
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