AMPHETAMINE – INFORMATION AND HARM REDUCTION
What is Amphetamine?
Amphetamine is a synthetic psychoactive substance from the group of amines, known for its stimulating effect on the nervous system. It is widely used in medicine as a remedy for attention disorders, hyperactivity, and sleep disturbances. However, due to its potential for non-medical use, amphetamine is also used recreationally.
Description and History of Amphetamine
Amphetamine was first synthesized in 1887 by the Romanian chemist Lazar Edeleanu. However, its pharmaceutical potential was not immediately recognized. It was only in the late 1920s that amphetamine became popular as a treatment for hypertension and asthma. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was widely used by soldiers during World War II, contributing to its widespread usage.
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How does Amphetamine work?
Amphetamine is a psychoactive substance that primarily affects the central nervous system. It works by increasing the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain. This leads to an increased sense of energy, alertness, and mental stimulation. However, amphetamine is a substance with high addictive potential.
Amphetamine: Duration of Effects
- Onset of effects: The effects of amphetamine typically manifest relatively quickly after consumption, usually within a few minutes.
- Peak of action: Amphetamine reaches its maximum effect within the first few hours after ingestion.
- Duration of effects: The effects of amphetamine can last for about 3-6 hours, but this can vary depending on the dosage and individual body reaction.
- Crash: After the period of amphetamine’s action, users may experience a “crash,” characterized by a decrease in energy, anxiety, and irritability. This period can last for several hours or longer.
- Standard dosage: A typical amphetamine dosage ranges from 10 to 30 mg and can be administered orally.
- Low dosage: Dosages below 10 mg are considered low and may induce subtle effects.
- High dosage: Dosages above 30 mg may lead to stronger effects, but they carry a higher risk of side effects and health consequences.
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Harm Reduction: Amphetamine
Do not use amphetamine, especially if:
- You have a history of heart conditions or high blood pressure.
- You are taking medications that may interact with amphetamine.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have a history of mental health issues.
- You are in an uncontrolled or unfamiliar environment.
Here are some basic harm reduction tips for using amphetamine:
- If you lack experience and/or are unsure of the concentration, start with a low dose.
- Maintain proper hydration, but avoid excessive water consumption (hydration must be balanced).
- Avoid frequent use to prevent tolerance and potential neurotoxicity.
- Exercise caution when combining amphetamine with other substances.
- If serious adverse effects occur, seek medical assistance immediately.
- Always test amphetamine for purity using a reliable PRO Test drug testing kit. Learn how to test amphetamine by checking the article https://protestkit.eu/how-to-test-amphetamine.
It is best not to mix any psychoactive substances, but if it cannot be avoided, it is important to be aware of potential risks. Here is a list of the main risks of mixing amphetamine with popular psychoactive substances:
- Amphetamine and Alcohol: The combination of amphetamine and alcohol can increase cardiac risks and lead to potentially impaired judgment.
- Amphetamine and Benzodiazepines: The combination can lead to a reduction in the stimulating effects of amphetamine but also increases the risk of excessive consumption of either substance.
- Amphetamine and DMT: The combination of amphetamine with DMT can amplify effects and potential disorientation.
- Amphetamine and GBL: Combining amphetamine with GBL carries an increased risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- Amphetamine and GHB: The combination of amphetamine with GHB can increase the risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- Amphetamine and Psilocybin Mushrooms: The combination can lead to potential enhancement of psychedelic effects.
- Amphetamine and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): Reduced amphetamine action can lead to excessive amphetamine consumption.
- Amphetamine and Ketamine: The combination of amphetamine with ketamine can lead to intensified dissociative experiences and disorientation.
- Amphetamine and Caffeine: The combination can enhance stimulating effects and potentially increase heart rate.
- Amphetamine and MDMA: The combination of amphetamine with MDMA can increase the risk of cardiovascular stress and potentially excessive stimulation.
- Amphetamine and LSD: The combination can lead to potential enhancement of psychedelic effects.
- Amphetamine and MAOi: Combining amphetamine with MAOi carries a very high risk.
- Amphetamine and Methamphetamine: Concurrent use of amphetamine and methamphetamine can excessively stimulate the cardiovascular system and increase health risks.
- Amphetamine and NBOMe: The combination of amphetamine with NBOMe can lead to enhancement of effects and increased risk of excessive stimulation.
- Amphetamine and Opioids: Combining amphetamine with opioids carries an increased risk of respiratory depression and overdose.
- Amphetamine and Nitrous Oxide: The combination can lead to intensified dissociative effects and potential disorientation.
- Amphetamine and THC: The combination of amphetamine with THC can increase the risk of anxiety and paranoia.
- Amphetamine and Tramadol: The combination of amphetamine with tramadol may carry a potential risk of serotonin syndrome and life-threatening reactions.
Is Amphetamine Legal?
Amphetamine is classified as a controlled substance in many countries, including Poland and the United States. In most jurisdictions, it is illegal to produce, possess, or distribute amphetamine for non-medical purposes.
The information presented on this page is not intended to promote drug use. Many of the substances mentioned are illegal according to national and international law, and possessing these substances is punishable by law. Never assume that a substance is safe. The concentration, purity, and additives can vary greatly, even if the samples come from the same source or look similar. Chemical Safety sp. z o.o. strongly discourages the use of any psychoactive substances – legal or illegal. Using psychoactive substances always carries health risks that can be avoided.