Benzedrine as one of the classes of psychostimulants technically fits in the amphetamine group of drugs.
According to the Drug Info website.
Amphetamines are stimulant drugs, which means they speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body.1
Some types of amphetamines are legally prescribed by doctors to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (where a person has an uncontrollable urge to sleep). Other types of amphetamines such as speed are produced and sold illegally. The more potent form, crystal methamphetamine (ice), is covered in a separate fact sheet.1
The appearance of amphetamines varies. These drugs may be in the form of a powder, tablets, crystals and capsules. They may be packaged in ‘foils’ (aluminium foil), plastic bags or small balloons when sold illegally.2
Amphetamine powder can range in colour from white through to brown, sometimes it may have traces of grey or pink. It has a strong smell and bitter taste. Amphetamine capsules and tablets vary considerably in size and colour.1
Illegally produced amphetamines can be a mix of drugs, binding agents, caffeine and sugar.
Speed, fast, up, uppers, louee, goey, whiz.
You can learn more by going to their website here: Drug Info
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The known side effects for Benzedrine are a long list. Much the same for the entire range of psychotropics available on the market place.
This pie chart is a good summary to start with and will give a clear indication of what you or someone under your care is going to be in for, in the event that Benzedrine has been prescribed by a “health professional” in the course of treatment.
It would be safe to say. That the side effects experienced would only get worse when Benzedrine is being consumed with any other drugs….
Here’s a complete list of side effects that may be experienced during the consumption of Benzedrine.
- Abdominal pain
- Aggressive or hostile behavior
- Angina (sudden acute pain)
- Anorexia Blisters or rash
- Blood pressure and pulse changes
- Changes in mood
- Changes in sex drive or ability
- Changes in vision or blurred vision
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Dizziness or faintness Drowsiness
- Dry mouth
- Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Increased irritability
- Involuntary tics and twitching
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
- Mental/mood changes
- Muscle or joint pain
- Painful menstruation
- Purple blotches under the skin
- Slow or difficult speech
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
- Stuffed or runny nose
- Stunted growth
- Suicidal thoughts
- Swelling inside the nose
- Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, or throat
- Toxic psychosis
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual sadness or crying
- Unusual weakness or tiredness
- Violent behavior
- Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
- Weight loss
- “Zombie” demeanor
For a complete report of the KNOWN side effects of Benzdrine – you can download a great detailed report here: Benzedrine Side Effects
Unfortunately. Neither your doctors, health professionals or pharmacist are going to go to any lengths in ensuring you KNOW the complete side effects of the “meds” they are prescribing and selling you.
In this day and age. It is up to YOU. To take full responsibility for your own health. By getting as fully informed about the disease you are facing.
The available medical treatments. Traditional and non-traditional. Thereby being in a position that is the BEST to making the most appropriate one when you are being prescribed Benzedrine or you have the responsibility of looking after the well-being of a child, parent or loved one who is being prescribed benzedrine for any health “treatment.”