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Amphetamines are powerful central nervous system stimulants that mimic a body’s natural hormones. They are one of the NIDA 5 drugs and a Schedule II controlled substance. Some require a prescription and some are available over-the-counter like ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
They may be ingested orally, smoked, snorted or intravenously and at low doses cause rapid heartbeat, hyperactivity, breathing, high blood pressure, and increased wakefulness and focus, with decreased appetite and fatigue.
With larger doses they can cause dizziness, sweating fever, tremors and perspiration.
Prescription brand names of medications that contain, or metabolize into, amphetamine include Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Desoxyn, ProCentra, and Vyvanse, as well as Benzedrine in the past.
They are generally referred to on the street as uppers, speed, bumble bees, bennies, crosstops, crosses, truck drivers, amp, crank, and black beauties.
Screening for this is available on our on-site devices and via our laboratory services for drug abuse testing kits