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meth·am·phet·a·mine hy·dro·chlor·ide(meth'am-fet'ă-mēn hī'drō-klōr'īd),
A sympathomimetic agent that exerts greater stimulating effects on the CNS than amphetamine (hence street name, "speed"); widely used by drug abusers through oral and intravenous ("mainlining") routes; strong psychic dependence may develop. When converted to the freebase (methamphetamine) it can be smoked like crack cocaine and is referred to by various street names, for example, ice.
Synonym(s): methylamphetamine hydrochloride
a central nervous system stimulant that is easily synthesized and is a major drug of abuse.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and short-term for the reduction of the appetite in exogenous obesity. An unlabeled use is for the treatment of narcolepsy.
contraindications Glaucoma, arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, history of drug abuse, concomitant use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other sympathomimetic drugs prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are various manifestations of central nervous system excitation, increase in blood pressure, arrhythmia and other cardiovascular effects, nausea, and drug dependence.
A sympathomimetic drug used as a stimulant or weight-loss promoter. It is a controlled substance that causes euphoria and has a high potential for abuse.
meth·am·phet·a·mine hy·dro·chlor·ide(metham-fetă-mēn hīdrŏ-klōrīd)
Sympathomimetic agent that exerts greater stimulating effects on the central nervous system than amphetamine (hence street name, "speed"); widely used by drug abusers through oral and intravenous ("mainlining") routes; strong psychic dependence may develop. When converted to the freebase (methamphetamine), it can be smoked like crack cocaine and is commonly referred to by various street names.