What are prescription stimulants?
Prescription stimulants are medicines generally used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy—uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep. They increase alertness, attention, and energy.
What are common prescription stimulants?
- dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®)
- dextroamphetamine/amphetamine combination product (Adderall®)
- methylphenidate (Ritalin®, Concerta®).
Popular slang terms for prescription stimulants include Speed, Uppers, and Vitamin R.
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Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.