To get a better performance some athletes and students appeal to the use of Stimulants. Moreover, they are used recreationally.
Stimulants improve cognitive function and alertness by stimulating the CNS. Excitants can be illegal drugs like Cocaine or medically approved. This substance is either infused by injection, inhaled or taken through the mouth.
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Brands Of Prescription Stimulants
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), hypersomnia and at times fatness are cured using recommended Stimulants. Amphetamines and methylphenidates are the Stimulants more used. Despite the variation between Stimulants at the molecular level (amphetamines and methylphenidate), they more or less still bring the same effects when ingested. According to the necessary lasting and power in each patient, the amphetamines and methylphenidates are ordered by doctors.
Below are popular prescribed Stimulants brands:
Adderall. This is the most prescribed amphetamine in the US and is currently used as an ADHD therapy drug.
Dexedrine - this drug is also used to treat ADHD and has been available to consumers since 1976.
U.S. was the first country where this drug was used.
To keep pilots alert during World War II until the Gulf War.
Ritalin was authorized for treatment in hyperactiveness that was seen in little children in 1955.
Ritalin differs from Dexedrine and Adderall as it is a Methylphenidate.
At the molecular level, Amphetamines and Methylphenidates are different but both substances have a stimulating effect.
Concerta - This is a new drug used to treat ADHD and was only approved in the year 2000.
Although it has a different potency and acts for a different length of time, it is also a Methylphenidate like Ritalin.
Desoxyn - a medically recommended methamphetamine and Desoxyn.
It was the first remedy ordered to treat obesity in 1947.
ADHD is also treated using this drug.
Ephedrine - this drug has an effect that's much like the other Stimulants although it's usually prescribed as a bronchodilator for asthma patients and to suppress appetite.
It is commonly used in meth labs and as it is very reachable.
With prescription Stimulants, there is a high possibility of addiction and abuse and this is why they are classified as Schedule ii controlled substances. There are reported cases of 900,000 of Stimulants abuse in the US alone.
Use of Stimulants can cause:
Loss of urge to eat
Increased level of energy
Prescription Stimulants are abused by numerous people to increase performance rather than to get high. As a matter of fact, athletes and students have a long history of abusing prescription Stimulants to do better than their peers.
An excess of dopamine, the pleasure-inducing chemical in the brain is produced by Stimulants. The brain may lose the ability to produce dopamine in the absence of a Stimulants if the Stimulants is used regularly. An addiction can easily come about as a person may want to enjoy the 'feel-good' effect more often.
Stimulants That Are Illegal
Cocaine, Crack, and Crystal Meth are part of the list of Stimulants. The medicated drugs and these Stimulants all have similar effect and symptoms.