Research articles about the effects of amphetamines.
Amphetamine and Pain Relief
Amphetamine & Sex
1.1 Amphetamine was widely prescribed until the mid 1960s as a stimulant and appetite-suppressant, until the dependence-potential of amphetamine (and other stimulants) led to a falling out of favour among the medical profession. Amphetamine, although a controlled drugs, is still prescribable for certain conditions (e.g. narcolepsy)[i], and appears in Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drug Regulations 1985, meaning that it can be prescribed for medical treatment subject to proper monitoring and reporting criteria.
Amphetamine use and purity
Amphetamine Consumption Patterns
Amphetamine is a Class B drug which nonetheless shows some features of physical dependence. The main effects are an increase in alertness and tolerance of physical activity Tolerance to the stimulant effects develops rapidly - the main reason why widespread prescribing of the drug for obesity was restricted. A therapeutic dose of 5mg (pure) amphetamine may have the same effect in a novice user as 300mg in a heavily dependent user.