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Amphetamine intoxication

  • Definition

    Amphetamine intoxication describes the state that occurs with the use of amphetamine drugs. Intoxication can easily lead to overdose with severe or deadly poisonous effects.

    It may lead to:

    • Agitation
    • Coma
    • Death
    • High blood pressure
    • Increased body temperature
    • Irregular heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias)
    • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
    • Seizures
    • Stroke

    Alternative Names

    Sympathomimetic intoxication; Intoxication - amphetamines or sympathomimetics; Intoxication - uppers

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors