1.  FDA-Approved Stimulants

  • Adderall (dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulfate)
  • Cylert (pemoline)
  • Desoxyn (methamphetamine HCl)1
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate)
  • Nuvigil (armodafinil)
  • Provigil (modafinil)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate HCl) and its variants:
    • Concerta (extended-release methylphenidate HCl)
    • Focalin-XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride)
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

2.  Classifications

Stimulants are currently grouped into two broad categories - amphetamines and everything else. Amphetamines include:

  • Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine)
  • Desoxyn (methamphetamine)
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate)
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) - technically Vyvanse is not an amphetamine; but since your liver turns it into one after you take it, that’s close enough for me.

Everything else includes:

  • Cylert (pemoline)
  • Nuvigil (armodafinil)
  • Provigil (modafinil)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate HCl) and its long-lasting flavors:
    • Concerta (extended-release methylphenidate HCl)
    • Focalin-XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride)

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3.  Approved Uses

4.  Common Off-Label Uses

  • Depression

5.  Common Side Effects

  • headache
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • sweating
  • insomnia
  • constipation
  • weight loss 2
  • heart palpitations
  • raised blood pressure
  • dizziness
  • horniness3

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If you have any questions about stimulants that weren’t answered here, check out our forum on stimulants.

6.  Bibliography

Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) Third edition by Stephen M. Stahl © 2008 Published by Cambridge University Press.

Primer of Drug Action 12th edition by Robert M. Julien Ph.D., Claire D. Advokat, Joseph Comaty © 2011 Published by Worth Publishers.



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1 Meth - it's not just for white trash in sketchy trailer parks. Just as cocaine hydrochloride is still a drug approved for use by the FDA, so is methamphetamine hydrochloride.

2 If you're not taking a med to lose weight, even if the drug is approved to treat obesity, then it's a side effect. Technically that is the definition of a side effect, as long as you're OK with it. Anything you don't want a med to do is an "adverse" effect/event/reaction. It's like the gardener's definition of a weed: any plant that grows where you don't want it to grow.

3 Depending on what your life is like at the time, this particular side effect can be a feature, a bug, or both.

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