Methamphetamine crystal is a stimulant drug usually used as a white, bitter-tasting powder or a pill. Crystal methamphetamine is a form of the drug that looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks.
What is methamphetamine Crystal?
Methamphetamine crystal is a stimulant drug usually used as a white, bitter-tasting powder or a pill. Crystal methamphetamine is a form of the drug that looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. It is chemically similar to amphetamine (a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder).
Other common names for methamphetamine include chalk, crank, crystal, ice, meth, and speed.
How do people use Methamphetamine ?
People can take methamphetamine by:
injecting the powder that has been dissolved in water/alcohol
Because the “high” from the drug both starts and fades quickly, people often take repeated doses in a “binge and crash” pattern. In some cases, people take methamphetamine in a form of binging known as a “run,” giving up food and sleep while continuing to take the drug every few hours for up to several days.
Uses of Methamphetamine Crystal
This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Methamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.
Methamphetamine Crystal is also used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet as an aid to help significantly overweight (obese) people lose weight. It should only be used for a short time (a few weeks) in patients who have not lost enough weight with other treatments (e.g., dieting, other drugs, group programs). It may work by decreasing your appetite.
Methamphetamine Crystal should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.
How to use Methamphetamine HCL
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using methamphetamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
For ADHD, take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. During treatment, your doctor may occasionally recommend stopping the medication for a short time to see whether there are any changes in your behavior and whether the medication is still needed.
For weight loss, Methamphetamine Crystal by mouth, usually half an hour before each meal or as directed by your doctor. Take this medication exactly as prescribed.
Do not take this medication late in the evening because it may cause you to have trouble sleeping.
Methamphetamine Crystal may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as extreme tiredness, mental/mood changes such as agitation or depression) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions of Methamphetamine Crystal, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
Though it helps many people, Methamphetamine Crystal may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.
When used for an extended period, Methamphetamine may not work as well and may require different dosing (if taken for ADHD) or stopping the medication (if taken for weight loss). Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
How does Methamphetamine Crystal affect the brain?
Methamphetamine crystal increases the amount of the natural chemical dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is involved in body movement, motivation, and reinforcement of rewarding behaviors. The Methamphetamine ability to rapidly release high levels of dopamine in reward areas of the brain strongly reinforces drug-taking behavior, making the user want to repeat the experience.
Short-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Crystal
Taking even small amounts of methamphetamine crystal can result in many of the same health effects as those of other stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines. These include:
increased wakefulness and physical activity
rapid and/or irregular heartbeat
increased blood pressure and body temperature