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What is amphetamine?
Amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Amphetamine may be habit-forming. Never share amphetamine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Using amphetamine improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use amphetamine if you are allergic to any stimulant medicine, or if you have:
Some stimulants have caused sudden death in certain people. Tell your doctor if you have:
To make sure amphetamine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has ever had:
It is not known whether amphetamine will harm an unborn baby. However, taking the medicine during pregnancy can cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Amphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use amphetamine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
If your doctor changes your brand, strength, or type of stimulant medicine, your dosage needs may change. Use only the brand of amphetamine your doctor has prescribed.
Amphetamine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amphetamine could be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include
What should I avoid while taking amphetamine?
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Avoid drinking fruit juices or taking vitamin C at the same time you take amphetamine. These can make your body absorb less of the medicine. This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Amphetamine side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to amphetamine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using amphetamine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common amphetamine side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
“It started with the weed, then the pills (Ecstasy) and acid, making cocktails of all sorts of drugs, even overdosing to make the rushes last longer. I took copious amounts of these chemicals every day for as long as two years until I had a bad trip one night and went into toxic psychosis. I prayed and cried for this feeling to go away, I had voices in my head, had the shakes and couldn't leave home for six months. I became very withdrawn and thought everyone was watching me. I couldn’t walk in public places. Man! I couldn’t even drive.
“I ended up homeless and on the streets, living and sleeping in a cardboard box, begging and struggling to find ways to get my next meal.
“I asked myself if this is rock bottom, and I believe that it was. While observing these homeless people I decided that I had had enough. Yes I wanted drugs, but I realized that I could want life more.” —Ben