In an attempt to boost their energy, sports-people and students usually overuse excitants. Recreational use of Stimulants is also not uncommon.
Stimulants are psychoactive substance that affects the nervous system resulting to improved mental and physical functions. Excitants can be illegal drugs like Cocaine or medically approved. Abusers commonly snort, inject or take the substance orally.
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Prescription Stimulants Brand Names
Regulated Stimulants are being used by medical practitioners to treat the symptoms of ADHD, narcolepsy and even obesity. Methylphenidates and amphetamines are some of the Stimulants that are available by prescription. Nevertheless, amphetamines (such as Adderall) and methylphenidates (such as Ritalin) have some molecular differences which has a similar consequence when abused. Depending on how strong the Stimulants is supposed to be or how long it's supposed to last, a person can either be prescribed methylphenidate or amphetamines.
Some of the most well-known prescription Stimulants include:
Adderall - Adderall was approved in 1960 and is presently the most famous ADHD treatment drug and the most commonly prescribed amphetamine in the United States.
Dexedrine is applied for ADHD treatment, it was legalized in 1976 in the market by the US.
U.S. was the first country where this drug was used.
The Air force in order to keep the pilots alert and awake longer during World War II until the Gulf War.
Ritalin - since 1955 has been used to treat hyperactivity in kids.
The main difference among these three drugs is that Dexedrine and Adderall are amphetamines and Ritalin is a Methylphenidate.
They diverge at the molecular level but both have the same Stimulants impact on people.
Concerta - this is another Methylphenidate that just got recently approved in 2000 in comparison to Ritalin.
It possesses a different energy and time of effect but it's a methylphenidate like Ritalin.
Desoxyn - Desoxyn is a prescription methamphetamine.
This drug was the first used to treat obesity and has been around since 1947.
It was also one of the drugs utilized in treating ADHD.
Ephedrine - this drug has an effect that's much like the other Stimulants although it's usually prescribed as a bronchodilator for asthma patients and to suppress appetite.
It is commonly used in meth labs and as it is very reachable.
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 urge to eat
Improving performance rather than getting high is usually the main reason for prescription Stimulants abuse. This is why Stimulants are so used by athletes and students, to stand out.
An excess of dopamine, the pleasure-inducing chemical in the brain is produced by Stimulants. The brain can no longer make normal amounts of dopamine on its own, after persistent use of Stimulants. Stimulants abuse is strengthened by this requirement for dopamine, which can evolve into an addiction as time passes.
Stimulants That Are Illegal
Cocaine, Crack, and Crystal Meth are part of the list of Stimulants. Effects similar to those of prescription Stimulants are developed by these drugs.