These medications cause a dramatic increase in central nervous system activity and are commonly called "speed." Amphetamines include the prescription medications such as amphetamine salts (Adderall), methylphenidate (Ritalin) and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine). These are commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) / attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and severe fatigue and used as diet aids but are commonly abused by students to aid in study or to just get "high." Cocaine and methamphetamine have similar effects just much stronger and associated with a higher rate of addiction but no accepted medical use.
Overdose can include:
Signs of intoxication may include:
Signs of withdrawal may include: