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Amphetamine (& Methamphetamine)
Health Issues
by Erowid


The health concerns for most amphetamine-like substances, including methamphetamine, are largely the same. Each has its own risk and toxicity profile. Street methamphetamine provides the additional risks of black market, unregulated medications; potential contaminants or adulteration; the potential of neurotoxicity and a higher risk of compulsive use associated with snorting, smoking, or injecting.

Frequency: unknown, rare, uncommon, common, very common, typical.
Certainty: unknown, little direct evidence, some evidence, case reports only, medium / link established, high / clear causation.


Health risks and problems associated with amphetamine use:

Health benefits associated with amphetamine use:

Warnings:

References:


LINKS
Amphetamine Toxicity, emedicine.com





Last Modified - Wed, Feb 2, 2011 Created by Erowid 12/28/04

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