Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs, which means they speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body.

drugs amphetamines

WHAT Is it?

Amphetamine (contracted from alpha-methylphenethylamine) is a strong central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.

Prescription amphetamines go by the names Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine.

how is it ingested?

They can be used in different ways, depending on the type of substance it is. They can be swallowed, dabbed onto the gums, inhaled through the nose (snorted), injected into a vein (shooting up), and smoked.


When amphetamines are used at higher doses and through routes that are not prescribed by a doctor, they can have severe adverse effects. Dopamine levels in the brain can rise quickly, and to a great extent. Overuse and repeated abuse can lead to: psychosis and delusions, feelings of paranoia and hostility, cardiovascular problems, including stroke, reduction in cognitive ability, breakdown of muscle and malnutrition.
Withdrawal symptoms include depression and sleep disturbances.


The appearance of amphetamines varies from a powder and tablet form, to crystals, liquids and capsules. Amphetamine powder can range in colour from white through to brown, sometimes it may have traces of grey or pink. It has a strong smell and bitter taste. Amphetamine capsules and tablets vary considerably in size and color.

what are its effects?

Amphetamines are stimulant drugs. They make the messages between your brain and body move faster. As a result, you are more alert and physically active. Some people use amphetamines to help them stay awake on the job or to study for a test.
People use them to boost their performance in sports, boost libido, increase wakefulness, improve cognitive control, enhance sociability, and induce euphoria.

Street Names

Uppers, bennies, addies, pep pills, speed, etc.

amphetamine crystals


Amphetamines on a drug test kit are known as AMP. The cut-off concentration is at 1000 ng/mL, and detection time is 2-3 days from previous use. Amphetamines stay in the urine for 1-3 days, in the blood for 12 hours, in the saliva for 24-48 hours, and up to 90 days in hair samples. 

drug test kits

We offer many types of drug test kits and configurations that include amphetamine. From drug test cups, to saliva devices and cassettes, plenty of them test for amphetamine, because it is one of the standard five substances that has been popular in drug testing for many years. View products with amphetamine below:

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