Psychostimulant Side Effects

Psychostimulant Side Effects

We know of other solutions at Alternative to Meds besides taking Psychostimulant drugs for a lifetime, and suffering with Psychostimulant side effects.


Is it one of your wishes to see yourself or someone you love live life in the ways which you know are possible and achievable? Our drug treatment center can offer you a personalized Psychostimulant side effects help plan to eliminate the problems that may come along with taking these medications.

The possibilities of side effects of Psychostimulants occurring from regular use are endless and may outweigh the positive effects of these drugs in some cases. Psychostimulants are medications that are prescribed to children and adults for the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ritalin, Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Concerta are just a few of the brand name stimulant drugs. Stimulants produce a variety of effects, positive and negative, by increasing the activity of the central nervous system. Common effects that may be considered as positive include enhanced alertness, enhanced awareness, wakefulness, productivity, motivation and endurance. Just with these effects occurring alone, the following side effects are guaranteed to occur as well: locomotion, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, diminished perception of the need for food and sleep.

Other Psychostimulant common antidepressant side effects that can occur when the medication is taken as prescribed include: anorexia, aggression, violent behavior, abdominal pain, angina (sudden acute pain), blurred vision, dry mouth, dizziness, depression, drowsiness, fever, hypersensitivity, headaches, hallucinations, heart palpitations, insomnia, increased irritability, involuntary twitching and tics (Tourette’s Syndrome), loss of appetite, problems with the liver, mood swings, mental changes, nervousness, nausea, psychosis, seizures, suicidal thoughts, restlessness, stunted growth (in adolescents), stomach pain, toxic psychosis, vomiting, unusual weakness, weight loss, suicidal thoughts, and tachycardia (heart irregularity).

Stimulants are considered to be highly addictive and consumption of these drugs poses a high risk of developing a Psychostimulant addiction or dependency. Psychostimulant withdrawal can also be considered a side effect, as long term use of a stimulant can result in severe withdrawal side effects if the drug is discontinued, reduced in dosage and even when people are without their medication for a day withdrawal symptoms can emerge such as: extreme drowsiness, tiredness and depression. In order to avoid such side effects, one will usually need to acquire Psychostimulant side effects help. The stimulant medications Ritalin and Concerta are Schedule II narcotics and are in the same group as morphine, opium and cocaine. The high risk of addiction to these drugs and withdrawing from these drugs are major downsides of Psychostimulant medications, and the chemical structures of these drugs are very similar to cocaine and amphetamines. Suicide is a major complication and concern of withdrawal from Ritalin and similar amphetamine drugs.

Psychostimulant drugs contain amphetamine-like properties; amphetamines have a similar chemical structure to natural stimulants within the body such as adrenaline. However, in the form of a drug, it will alter the body’s natural system and produce all kinds of effects such as speed you up, reduce your appetite or cause fatigue. Many of these drugs are also capable of causing anxiety to occur, even the ones that are supposed to paradoxically reduce anxiety at the same time. Adverse psychotic side effects of Psychostimulants are associated with these drugs being prescribed to children such as psychotic behavior, suicidal ideation, aggression, violent behavior and visual hallucinations.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified safety concerns with stimulant drug products and through a review of thousands of research studies, no evidence was found anywhere on the long-term safety of these drugs in children or adolescents. It was also found that there have been no studies that have shown the effectiveness of these drugs. Moreover, Psychostimulant common side effects can be intrusive, unwanted, unwelcomed, annoying, painful, irritating, bothersome, or even dangerous to your health. No one has to suffer from unwanted side effects, and side effects should be taken seriously. If constant Psychostimulant side effects are being experienced, it can be a sign that your body is not reacting well to the medication, and your doctor should be consulted immediately. We offer tapering programs for Zyprexa withdrawal and many other prescription drugs. We are inviting you to call us and talk, and understand more about the Psychostimulant side effects help available.


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