Prescription Medications Containing Amphetamine or Methamphetamine

Drug Enforcement Agency listed amphetamine and methamphetamine as Schedule II controlled substances. Clinical uses include treatment of attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, narcolepsy, and obesity. Pharmaceutical methamphetamine is d-methamphetamine. Amphetamine, however, is available as d-amphetamine as well as a mixture of d- and /-isomers. Medications containing d-amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Destrostat®), racemic amphetamine (Adderall®), and d-methamphetamine (Deoxsyn®) are listed in Table 2. Illicit methamphetamine and amphetamine products consist mostly of the d-isomer but, depending on the starting materials used by clandestine laboratories, significant amounts of the /-enantiomer may be present. All these products will give positive amphetamines results by immunoassay as well as analytical true positive results by the standard GC-MS confirmation tests. Enantiomeric analysis can distinguish between the two enantiomers and determine their relative percentages to aid in determining whether the results are clinical false positives (5).

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    How hard rx for deoxsyn?
    7 years ago

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