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Amphetamine Side Effects

Amphetamine Addiction Side Effects

There are a variety of common amphetamine side effects.

A wide range of side effects may occur when amphetamine is taken either for prescription use or for recreational purposes.

The most common side effects of amphetamine use include:

  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased hear rate
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Blood shot eyes
  • Headaches
  • Paranoia

Physical Side Effects of Amphetamine

Physically, the user will feel alert and hyper when taking this drug.  Additional physical side effects of amphetamine include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypertension
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Arrhythmias

Psychological Side Effects of Amphetamines

A wide range of psychiatric effects may present with the use of amphetamines. Some of the most common psychological effects of amphetamine use include:

  • Anxiety
  • Increased alertness
  • Increased energy
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Euphoria
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Sociability
  • OCD
  • Paranoia

The most dangerous or severe side effects of amphetamines can lead to seizures, coma or death.

Other severe side effects include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Suicide
  • Convulsions
  • Severe weight loss
  • Depression

If you suspect that someone you know has taken amphetamine based on the side effects listed here, call for help.  Overdose on amphetamine can lead to life threatening complications and even death. For help with amphetamine addiction, call our helpline at 1-800-895-1695 to talk with a counselor for free.

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