Desoxyn (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) is extensively used as a medicinal drug across the US to treat obesity and ADHD. The drug also has a lot of potential for being used as a recreational drug because it stimulates dopamine secretion in the brain. Other drugs that are used to treat ADHD and are used as recreational drugs are Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine,Methylphenidate etc.
Since the drug has a very high potential for misuse and is used for recreation purposes by many addicts, its use is highly regulated in the United States.
In low doses, Desoxyn can cause increased alertness in people with fatigue, increased concentration and increased levels of energy. However, if taken repeatedly or in high doses, it can lead to mania and feeling of high self-esteem and euphoria. Excessive usage can activate the “psychological reward system” and lead to dopamine secretion. Dopamine is the hormone that is responsible for inducing the feeling of pleasure in the human brain. Prolonged usage of Desoxyn can lead to addiction, drug dependency, and other potentially negative effects on the body.
Side Effects of Desoxyn:
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Diarrhea and upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Loss of sex drive/impotence
- Dangerously high blood pressure
- Chest pain
- Pounding and uneven heartbeats
- Muscle twitches
- Fainting and seizure
- Buzzing ears
Desoxyn Do’s and Don’ts
Individuals should be particularly careful about administering Desoxyn If you have had a history of cardiac problems. Desoxyn administration is known to have caused sudden death due to cardiac arrests, especially in children having a weak/underdeveloped heart.
Individuals should also refrain from administering Desoxyn to children less than 12 years of age without medical supervision. Long-term Desoxyn usage on children can restrict growth and lead to weight loss. Prevent Desoxyn usage on children and administer only if it is absolutely necessary.
Individuals should not use Desoxyn if they have used an MAO inhibitor before. Typical MAO inhibitors include Marplan, Parnate or Nardil. There must be a gap of at least 14 days between the consequent use of MAO inhibitors and Desoxyn. Not giving the adequate time-gap can lead to side effects that may be potentially life-threatening.
Individuals should not use Desoxyn if you are allergic to methamphetamine. Individuals should ensure that they do not have hardened arteries, heart disorders, glaucoma, hypertension, anxiety or a history of drug addiction. All these conditions can be heightened and aggravated if Desoxyn is administered.
Addiction and Overdose
Desoxyn is one of the most commonly misused medical drugs. Withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, restlessness, excessive sweating, loss of energy and feeling low on enthusiasm. Long term addiction can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, including depression.
Desoxyn overdose can have serious consequences, the most fatal being a cardiac arrest. Desoxyn is known to rejuvenate the brain by increasing the heartbeat. Overdose can lead to hypertension and can lead the heart into pumping blood with so much pressure that it may lead to a sudden seizure. Such seizures are more pronounced in people who have weak heart arteries and in children.
Desoxyn addiction can be treated by seeking expert help. There are many hydrochloride drug rehab centers and one can seek professional help in these rehab centers. One should be in constant touch with mental health professionals since immediate withdrawal from Desoxyn can lead to depression. In most cases, such depression is longer and more severe than the depression caused by cocaine withdrawal. Desoxyn treatment should be carried out under professional supervision.
Methadrine (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) is approved for the treatment of ADHD as well as for exogenous obesity. Methadrine acts on the central nervous system, causing the body to feel euphoria with a surge of increased energy. A decreased appetite is one of the most prominent side effects of taking Methadrine.
Side Effects of Methadrine
- Decreased appetite
- Violent behavior
- Possible cardiovascular collapse
- Irregular heartbeat
- Suicidal thoughts
- Cognitive impairments
Methadrine Do's and Don'ts
Methadrine should be taken at least 10 hours before sleeping unless otherwise instructed by a doctor.
Methadrine should not be used by individuals suffering from anorexia, glaucoma, high blood pressure, or thyroid disease.
Methadrine should not be taken in case an individual has taken guanethidine or any Monoamine oxidase inhibitor class drug in the past two weeks.
Methadrine should not be taken with large amounts of caffeine-rich foods or coffee.
Signs of allergy towards Methadrine include:
- Respiratory problems
- Upset stomach
- Mood swings
Any of these signs should prompt one to seek urgent medical care.
Addiction and Overdose
Methadrine has a high potential for addiction. One of the signs of addiction includes having to increase the quantity ingested in order to have the same medicinal effect or to experience its euphoric effects. Addicted individuals may also exhibit dependency (not being able to function properly without using the drug first). In addition, the potential for overdosing on Methadrine is high as users tend to increase their intake when they become gradually dependent. Methadrine can cause both high physical dependency as well as psychological dependency.
Overdose could be acute (taking a large amount of the drug at once) or chronic (using the drug regularly over a long time). Either way it is important not to take any symptoms of overdose lightly as they could be potentially fatal. Signs of overdose include:
- Chest pain
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Difficulty in breathing
- Kidney damage or kidney failure
Immediate treatment of Methadrine addiction is critical to the well being of the user. Note that the addiction treatment is only effective when a holistic approach is used. This implies that a combined provision of anti-addiction medication, social support, counseling, and rehabilitation. It is therefore best done in a specialized setting such as a treatment center.