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Amphetamine Types

Types of Amphetamine

There are a variety of amphetamine types.

Various medications are available with amphetamine as one of the primary or secondary components in the formula.  For instance, there is Adderall which is made up of a combination of 75% dextroamphetamine salts and there are other drugs that are widely used in the treatment of ADHD which also contain amphetamines such as Vyvanse, Dexedrine, and Ritalin.  Just because amphetamine is commonly used in various prescription drugs does not mean that amphetamine is safe for consumption.

The most common amphetamine types include legal amphetamine based prescription drugs such as Adderall which are used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy as well as sometimes to treat obesity.  Amphetamine based medications are not widely prescribed outside of those common areas because of the highly addictive nature of the drugs and the potential for abuse.

Below is a list of amphetamine types that are commonly prescribed in the United States:

  • Dextroamphetamine
  • Dexedrine
  • Adderall
  • Levoamphetamine
  • Lisdexamfetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Adderall XR
  • ProCentra
  • Dextrostat
  • Vyvanse
  • Strattera

Various other medications may also have amphetamine in them such as Concerta, Ritalin and Dextrostat which all contain some combination of amphetamine paired with other drugs.

There are amphetamine types which are considered legal for use when prescribed by a doctor but the majority of them are not legal for possession or use, in fact, none of them are legal for possession or use without a prescription.  Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse and for that reason, most of the drugs which contain amphetamine or a derivative of amphetamine are considered controlled substances and are either schedule II or schedule III as defined by the DEA.

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