Speed drug is the street name for amphetamine sulphate, a stimulant drug. Although it might come as a pill, speed usually comes as a white-ish powder, often cut with other things such as caffeine or talc. It makes the brain release its ‘feel good’ chemicals, dopamine and serotonin, and the stress hormone norepinephrine. Speed drug (Amphetamine) was originally designed as a diet drug and appetite repressant but now commonly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is a prescription drug in many countries, and unauthorized possession and distribution of speed drug is illegal.
According to the Weight-control Information Network, there are four amphetamine diet pills that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as weight loss medication all of which require a doctor’s prescription. The most commonly prescribed is a combination of phentermine and topiramate, sold under the brand name Qsymia. Typically, phentermine is only prescribed for up to 12 weeks and sibutramine up to 12 months, both requiring monitoring by a physician, according to the Weight-control Network. Phendimetrazine and diethylpropion are also available by prescription.
How Speed Drug Act as Weight loss Speed Pill
Appetite is the psychological desire for foods or beverages. Many factors influence appetite, including sensory responses to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of food. Other factors include behavioral and social issues that may affect these sensory responses. For example, the sight of food may tempt a person to eat, even if she is not hungry. Or if a diner is not hungry, he may be tempted to eat because others are eating.
Appetite is partly controlled by a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus, speed drug suppress appetite by increasing levels of dopamine. A study published by the American Psychological Association suggests this increase in dopamine—thus pleasure—makes food more satisfying more quickly, reducing appetite and intake. This means that regardless of how empty the stomach is, the brain does not think it is hungry so people do not take food in so drops quickly.
Side Effects Of Speed drug Use for Weight Loss
As levels increase and pleasure becomes heightened, diet pills with amphetamines can easily become habit-forming
As soon as the effect of speed wears off the stomach realizes it is empty, it triggers periods of excessive eating and not eating resulting in manic behavior similar to the bingeing and starving seen in eating disorders.
Many of the weight loss drugs including speed are can stimulate the heart and lead to high blood pressure and a fast heart rate (tachycardia).
Amphetamine-derivative, stimulant type weight loss drugs such as Adderall may be associated with constipation, dry mouth, restlessness, withdrawal effects, or insomnia (difficulty falling asleep), erectile dysfunction, and especially frequent or persistent erections, abdominal pain, acne, rash, hives, blurred vision, dry mouth, teeth grinding, difficulty urinating, mood swings , grandiosity, or an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance. Read : What Does Adderall Feel Like?