Amphetamines

Amphetamines



Side Effects of Amphetamines

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Amphetamines affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The amount taken
    • A person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The strength of the drug (which can vary)

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Amphetamines affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The amount taken
    • A person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The strength of the drug (which can vary)

  • You might feel the effects of amphetamines immediately (if injected or smoked) or within 30 minutes (if snorted or swallowed)

    Happiness and confidence

    Talking more and feeling energetic

    Large pupils and dry mouth

    Fast heart beat and breathing

    Teeth grinding

    Reduced appetite

    Increased sex drive

    Snorting amphetamines can damage the nasal passage and cause nose bleeds.

    If injecting drugs & needle sharing there is a risk of:

    Tetanus

    Infection

    Vein damage

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis C

    HIV and AIDS

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    You might feel the effects of amphetamines immediately (if injected or smoked) or within 30 minutes (if snorted or swallowed)

    Happiness and confidence

    Talking more and feeling energetic

    Large pupils and dry mouth

    Fast heart beat and breathing

    Teeth grinding

    Reduced appetite

    Increased sex drive

    Snorting amphetamines can damage the nasal passage and cause nose bleeds.

    If injecting drugs & needle sharing there is a risk of:

    Tetanus

    Infection

    Vein damage

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis C

    HIV and AIDS

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    Long-term use of amphetamines may eventually cause:

    Reduced appetite and extreme weight loss

    Restless sleep

    Dry mouth and dental problems

    Regular colds and flu

    Anxiety and paranoia

    Depression

    Increased risk of stroke

    Needing to use more to get the same effect

    Dependence on amphetamines

    Financial, work and social problems

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    Long-term use of amphetamines may eventually cause:

    Reduced appetite and extreme weight loss

    Restless sleep

    Dry mouth and dental problems

    Regular colds and flu

    Anxiety and paranoia

    Depression

    Increased risk of stroke

    Needing to use more to get the same effect

    Dependence on amphetamines

    Financial, work and social problems

Amphetamine Overdose

Mixing Amphetamines with other drugs

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    Amphetamines + some Antidepressants

     

    Elevated blood pressure, which can lead to irregular heartbeat, heart failure and stroke.

  • Amphetamines + Alcohol, Cannabis or Benzodiazepines

     

    The body is placed under a high degree of stress as it attempts to deal with the conflicting effects of both types of drugs, which can lead to an overdose.

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The effects of taking Amphetamines with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.