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SummaryA fairly common and very strong CNS stimulant. It is sometimes prescribed in the form of desoxyn for ADHD and severe obesity. In low doses, methamphetamine can elevate mood, increase alertness, concentration, energy and reduces appetite. At higher doses, it can induce mania, psychosis and muscle degeneration among other issues. Tolerant users may report much higher doses than new users.
DoseMeth dose: Oral Light: 5-10mg Common: 10-30mg Strong: 20-40mg Heavy: 40-100mg
Insufflated Light: 5-10mg Common: 10-30mg Strong: 30-50mg Heavy: 50mg+
Smoked Light: 5-10mg Common: 10-20mg Strong: 30-60mg Heavy: 50mg+
IV Light: 5-10mg Common: 10-20mg Strong: 20-40mg Heavy: 40mg+
OnsetOral: 20-70 minutes
Insufflated: 5-10 minutes
Smoked: 0-2 minutes
IV: 0-2 minutes
DurationOral: 3-5 hours | Insufflated: 2-4 hours | Smoked: 1-3 hours | IV: 4-8 hours
Effectsincreased energy/alertness, Decreased need for sleep, Increased sociability, mood lift, increase sexuality, Excessive talking, Decreased appetite, Weight loss, Sweating, Distrubed sleep patterns, Bruxia, Visual and audiotory hallucinations itchiness, agressiveness, moodiness, fatal kidney disorder, possible brain damage liver damage.
After-effects24 hours for all routes of administration. After effects may last longer if a user redoses.
Aliasesmeth
desoxyn
tik
MarquisDeep reddish orange - Dark reddish brown
Categoriesstimulant
habit-forming
common
AvoidRinsing mouth with mouthwash high in alcohol due to drying effects; using sugar filled chewing gum; usage within 14 days of MAOI
BioavailabilityOral 55-62.7% | Insufflated 75-80% | Vapourized 67-90.3%.