Students and athletes frequently make efforts to increase their performance by abusing Stimulants. Moreover, they are used recreationally.
Your sensitivity and mental performance is hyped because of the effects of excitants inside the core of the human brain. Stimulants come in many forms such as illegal drugs like Cocaine and prescription drugs such as Adderall. Injection, snorting and oral ingestion are common ways of taking Stimulants.
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Prescription Stimulants Brand Names
People suffering from obesity, narcolepsy and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are usually prescribed certain Stimulants. Amphetamines and methylphenidates are the popular Stimulants. Abusing amphetamines and methylphenidates has more or less the same effect although there are differences in these drugs at the chemical level. Depending on the patient's circumstance, the doctor prescribes either amphetamines and methylphenidates.
The Stimulants most famous are:
Adderall. This is the most prescribed amphetamine in the US and is currently used as an ADHD therapy drug.
Dexedrine - also used for ADHD, has been legally available since 1976
These drugs are popularly used by the US.
Air Force during World War II through the Gulf War to assist in keeping pilots awake.
Ritalin - since 1955 has been used to treat hyperactivity in kids.
This drug is a Methylphenidate which is why it differs from Adderall and Dexedrine.
At the molecular level, Amphetamines and Methylphenidates are different but both substances have a stimulating effect.
Concerta - a new drug used for ADHD since 2000.
Although it shares its molecular structure with Ritalin, its intensity and the length of time that its effects stay in the body.
Desoxyn - a methamphetamine used under order.
It was the first medication prescribed for obesity, after its introduction in 1947.
ADHD is also treated using this drug.
Ephedrine - with effects like other Stimulants, this drug have been used to decrease hunger and to deal with asthma.
Meth labs usually use this drug as one of the ingredients and this is due to the fact that it's available over the counter.
Stimulants possess huge energy for obsession and misuse because the medically recommended ones are categorized as Schedule II drug below the Guarded Substances Act. There are reported cases of 900,000 of Stimulants abuse in the US alone.
Stimulants consequences and symptoms:
Loss of appetite
Prescription Stimulants are abused by numerous people to increase performance rather than to get high. As a matter of fact, athletes and students have a long history of abusing prescription Stimulants to do better than their peers.
Dopamine, which is an ecstasy-imposed chemical in the brain, is formed in huge quantity by Stimulants. The brain can no longer make normal amounts of dopamine on its own, after persistent use of Stimulants. Stimulants addiction is caused as a result of high demand for dopamine, which always grows to a high obsession level with time.
Stimulants That Are Prohibited
Cocaine, crack, and crystal meth are the most commonly known Stimulants and are commonly abused. Effects similar to those of prescription Stimulants are developed by these drugs.