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Treatment of obesity is one of the legitimate uses of Desoxyn, the prescription version of methamphetamine. Weight loss occurs with the medication because it is an appetite suppressant. When it comes to methamphetamine and weight loss, keep in mind that the drug usually stops suppressing appetite after a few weeks; it is meant to be a short-term treatment. Do not use "street" versions of methamphetamine for weight loss -- not only is it illegal to do so, it may also be unsafe.
While most people think of methamphetamine as an illegal street drug, it is also a prescription medication used for the treatment of ADHD and obesity. Desoxyn® (methamphetamine hydrochloride) is the prescription version of methamphetamine. Desoxyn is approved for the treatment of exogenous obesity (which is obesity caused by eating too much or exercising too little).
Using the illegal, street versions of methamphetamine for weight loss is not a good idea. Methamphetamine is highly addictive. In fact, even the prescription version should only be used in rare circumstances and should not be used for more than a few weeks, due to the risk of methamphetamine addiction and abuse. Although methamphetamine is an appetite suppressant, it stops suppressing appetite within a few weeks. This may lead people to increase the amount of methamphetamine they take, which can quickly lead to addiction.
The prescription version of methamphetamine is approved for weight loss. However, even the prescription version should be used only in rare situations and only for a very short period of time. Using methamphetamine for weight loss can quickly lead to abuse and addiction.