Methamphetamine Drug Info
Healthcare providers may prescribe methamphetamine hydrochloride (Desoxyn®) to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although it is a stimulant, the medication produces a calming effect when taken in doses intended for ADHD treatment. This drug may also be used as a short-term treatment for obesity, as it can help suppress the appetite and increase metabolism.
Methamphetamine comes in tablet form and is either taken once or twice a day for ADHD or half an hour before each meal for weight loss. Before using methamphetamine, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, or any type of heart problem.
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