amphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant. It is used to treat certain medical conditions, but it is also highly addictive, with a history of abuse.

    Stimulants such as amphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Used by prescription, stimulants can be safe and effective.

    Amphetamine sulfate, or speed, is also used for recreational and non-medical purposes. It can lead to euphoria and suppress appetite, which can lead to weight loss. Used outside of the medical context, stimulants can have serious adverse effects.

    In this article, we’ll look at the medical uses of amphetamine, its side effects, and how it’s misused.