Methamphetamine & Amphetamine

Figure 1 www.dea.gov

What is Methamphetamine?


Amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, and their various salts are collectively referred to as amphetamines. In fact, their chemical properties and actions are so similar that even experienced users have difficulty knowing which drug they have taken. Methamphetamine is the most commonly abused.

How is Methamphetamine made? Goto Meth Labs.

Street terms for methamphetamine: Meth, poor man's cocaine, crystal meth, ice, glass, speed1

What Does Methamphetamine Look Like?

 

What are the methods of usage?

Who uses methamphetamine and amphetamines?

How do methamphetamine and amphetamines get to the United States?

How much do methamphetamine and amphetamines cost?

What are some consequences of methamphetamine and amphetamine use?

1Office of National Drug Control Policy, Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade.
2Drug Enforcement Administration,
The Forms Of Methamphetamine, April 2002
3Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Summary of Findings from the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, September 2001.
4Drug Enforcement Administration,
Drug Trafficking in the United States, September 2001.
5Ibid.
6Office of National Drug Control Policy, Drug Facts: Methamphetamine, May, 2002.
7Ibid.
8Ibid.
9National Institute on Drug Abuse, Methamphetamine: Abuse and Addiction, April, 1998. What are the Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse?

Information on this page came primarily from the Drug Enforcement Administration at www.dea.gov

Meth (disambiguation) and Tik (disambiguation).
This article is about the psychostimulant drug, methamphetamine, in both racemic and dextrorotatory forms. For the CNS inactive OTC nasal decongestant, see levomethamphetamine.
Methamphetamine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine
Identifiers
CAS number 537-46-2
ATC code N06BA03
PubChem CID 1206
DrugBank DB01577
ChemSpider 1169
Chemical data
Formula C10H15 N 
Mol. mass 149.233 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Synonyms Desoxyephedrine
Pervitin
Anadrex
Methedrine
Methylamphetamine
Syndrox
Desoxyn
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 62.7% oral; 79% nasal; 90.3% smoked; 99% rectally; 100% IV
Metabolism Hepatic
Half-life 9–15 hours[1]
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat. C(US)
Legal status Controlled (S8) (AU) Schedule I ( CA) Schedule II ( US) Class A( NZ)
Schedule 5(SA)
Injectable:Class A, Oral: A(UK)
Routes Medical: Oral
Recreational: Oral, I.V., I.M., Insufflation, Inhalation, Rectal
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Methamphetamine (pronounced /ˌmɛθæmˈfɛtəmiːn/ listen), also known as metamfetamine (INN), dextromethamphetamine, methylamphetamine, N-methylamphetamine, desoxyephedrine, and colloquially as meth (not to be confused with methadone, sometimes referred to as "meth" by opioid users, or with mephedrone, sometimes referred to as "meph"), is a psychoactive stimulant ( psychostimulant or psychoanaleptic) drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes. It increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido. [2] [3] Methamphetamine has high potential for abuse and addiction by activating the psychological reward system via increasing levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. Methamphetamine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and exogenous obesity. Methamphetamine is marketed in the United States under the trademark name Desoxyn.[4]

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Methamphetamine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine
Identifiers
CAS number 537-46-2
ATC code N06 BA03
PubChem CID 1206
DrugBank DB01577
ChemSpider 1169
Chemical data
Formula C10 H15N 
Mol. mass 149.233 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Synonyms Desoxyephedrine
Pervitin
Anadrex
Methedrine
Methylamphetamine
Syndrox
Desoxyn

Methamphetamine (pronounced /ˌˌmeth-am-ˈfet-ə-ˌmēn, ˌmeth-əm-, -mən/ listen), also known as metamfetamine (INN), dextromethamphetamine, methylamphetamine, N-methylamphetamine, desoxyephedrine, and colloquially as meth (not to be confused with methadone, sometimes referred to as "meth" by opioid users, or with mephedrone, sometimes referred to as "meph"), is a psychoactive stimulant (psychostimulant or psychoanaleptic) drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes. It increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.[2][3] Methamphetamine has high potential for abuse and addiction by activating the psychological reward system via increasing levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. Methamphetamine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and exogenous obesity. Methamphetamine is marketed in the United States under the trademark name Desoxyn.[4]