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Desoxyn and Weight Loss

By Mark Little ; Updated July 18, 2017

Desoxyn is the pharmaceutical brand of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant used for weight loss, attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy. Methamphetamine is also a popular black market drug produced in clandestine laboratories and is heavily abused, causing many health and legal issues for the abuser. Due to the popularity of methamphetamine abuse, Desoxyn is strictly regulated.

Actions of Desoxyn

Desoxyn causes appetite suppression. According to National Institutes of Health, methamphetamine stimulates the central nervous system. Other actions include elevation of blood pressure and bronchodilation. This class of drugs used in obesity is known as an anorectic. It is unknown if the action of these drugs in treating obesity is one of appetite suppression, as opposed to other central nervous system or metabolic effects.

Desoxyn for Attention Deficit Disorder

Desoxyn is commonly prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). According to Drugwatch.com, Desoxyn is beneficial in reducing some behaviors associated with ADHD. ADHD is marked by inattention, hyperactive behavior and impulse disorders. Most of those with ADHD are children. Desoxyn is only one part of a larger ADHD treatment course, including social and educational components.

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Desoxyn for Weight Loss

Desoxyn may be used for brief periods as a component in an overall weight reduction plan. Desoxyn is recommended as a last resort when all other weight loss drugs and programs have been unsuccessful, according to PDRhealth.com. Methamphetamine abuse causes rapid weight loss along with many other health implications. Due to the high risk of abuse, methamphetamine for weight loss should be closely monitored and restricted to short treatment periods.

Warning

According to PDRhealth.com, excessive doses of methamphetamine can produce addiction. If you stop taking Desoxyn after taking high doses for a long time, you may have withdrawal symptoms, including extreme fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances. Signs of Desoxyn abuse include skin inflammation, sleeping problems, irritability, and psychiatric problems. In addition, if you suffer from hypertension or heart disease, or have a history of strokes, you should not take Desoxyn. If you experience chest pains, shortness of breath or dizziness, stop taking it and call your doctor. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage, even if the drug effects become weaker.

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