Desoxyn is the trade name for Methamphetamine which is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant and is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and in treating obesity, but use is extremely limited. There were only 15,000 prescriptions for methamphetamine in the United States in 2011 according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Today there is only one formulation of methamphetamine on the market which is Desoxyn (methamphetamine hydrochloride), available in 5 milligram tablets with a limited use for treating ADHD and on a short term basis for treating for obesity. Desoxyn may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by a physician.
Desoxyn affects certain chemicals in the brain that affects a person's mood, behavior and appetite. For treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Desoxyn can help to increase attention so a person can focus better and reduce hyperactivity and impulsiveness. For treating obesity, under certain conditions Desoxyn may be prescribed on a short term basis in which the patient would also follow a low calorie diet as well.
Desoxyn Side Effects
Common Desoxyn side effects can include a rapid heartbeat, sleeping problems, a decrease in appetite, loss of weight, upset stomach, dry mouth, headaches, dizziness and tremors.
There are other side effects associated with Desoxyn that are more serious, these include slowing of growth in children, seizures, blurry vision or changes in eyesight.
Desoxyn Abuse and Dependence
Desoxyn (Methamphetamine) is a stimulant medication that can be habit forming and because the drug has a high potential for abuse, Desoxyn is classified as a Schedule ll controlled drug in the United States.
Chronic Use of Desoxyn
Desoxyn isn't a medication that should be chronically used in high doses because a person can become dependent on the stimulant very easily. If a person becomes dependent on Desoxyn due to chronic use, withdrawal symptoms can be experienced if the drug is abruptly stopped.
As far as how long and how severe Desoxyn withdrawal symptoms can be depends on the length of time the stimulant medication was used and the intensity of use. The longer Desoxyn was used and if the dose was high, withdrawal symptoms may be more difficult and for a longer period of time. Desoxyn withdrawal symptoms can last for weeks or even months, it just depends on the individual's duration of use and the dose that was used.
Desoxyn Withdrawal Symptoms
- Extreme tiredness
- Sleep disorders
- Dry mouth
Safe Method of Desoxyn Detox
If you became dependent on Desoxyn a safe way to detox is through medically supervised gradual withdrawal. Gradually the dose of Desoxyn is reduced over a period of time and is overseen by a medical professional. Medically supervised gradual withdrawal helps to reduce Desoxyn withdrawal symptoms and keeps the person safe at the same time.