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Amphetamines can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include amphetamines as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the amphetamines drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the amphetamines drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.

About Amphetamines

What Are Amphetamines?

Amphetamines are a group of synthetic stimulants that can be prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, or narcolepsy. The drugs were originally available over-the-counter, but are now only available through prescription due to the increase in addiction and abuse. Amphetamines typically come in pill form and are ingested orally, but are sometimes injected, snorted, or smoked in the case of amphetamine abuse. Due to the endless competition for jobs and in school, college students are more frequently abusing Adderall (the most common prescription amphetamine) in an attempt to keep themselves awake for long periods of time while studying. This issue is outlined in the documentary Take Your Pills. Although the appearance of amphetamines in popular movies (such as Spun and Death in Small Doses) has become more common, these drugs can have severe neurological and cardiovascular side effects.

Popular Amphetamines Street Names:
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Pep Pills
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Lid Poppers
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Eye-openers
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Copilots
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Wake-ups
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Study Buddies
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The Smart Drug
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Speed

Since Adderall is created with a type of amphetamine, Adderall street names are often the same as amphetamine street names. In addition to these, some other common brand names for amphetamines include Ritalin, Desoxyn, DextroStat, Dexedrine, and Benzedrine.

Intended Use and Effects:

With Adderall names like “Speed,” it may seem counterintuitive to prescribe such a drug to people with ADHD. However, prescription amphetamines have the paradoxical effect of creating mental focus and thus reducing hyperactivity. It may seem nonsensical, but a mind that is racing and unfocused can sometimes attain clarity when treated with prescription amphetamines. In addition to ADHD, amphetamines are sometimes prescribed to decrease appetite for patients with obesity, or to treat narcolepsy.

Amphetamines Side Effects, Withdrawal, and Overdose

Dangers of Amphetamine Abuse

Amphetamines can produce feelings of euphoria, mental clarity, and feeling energized. However, amphetamines can be habit-forming and lead to some negative side effects. Over the course of time, abusing amphetamines can result in psychotic behavior similar to behavior associated with paranoid schizophrenia. Withdrawal symptoms of amphetamines include severe exhaustion, depression, trouble sleeping, and extreme hunger. Additionally, Adderall use may affect the growth of children, so their doctors may choose to monitor their symptoms while using this medication. Other side effects may include:

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Heart issues
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Headache
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Nausea
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Decreased appetite
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Nervousness
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Increased talkativeness
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Increase in blood pressure
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Hostility or paranoia
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Increased body temperature
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Hallucinations
Amphetamines Overdose

When taken in high doses, the risks associated with increased blood pressure and body temperature can make amphetamines especially dangerous, resulting in heart failure, seizures, or possibly death. Amphetamines should only be taken as recommended by a qualified medical professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Adderall Show Up on a Drug Test?

Yes. Health Street does not offer an exclusive Adderall drug test, but it will show up in most of the panels that we offer. We can test for Adderall in urine or hair.

What Does Adderall Show Up as on a Drug Test?

Adderall is one of several prescription amphetamines, and will show up on any of the panels that include amphetamines as part of the panel of drugs being tested. If you or someone you know is looking for an Adderall drug test, most of our urine and hair drug testing options include amphetamines.

Can You Take Tramadol and Adderall Together?

According to the FDA, combining tramadol and Adderall may result in a potentially fatal response known as Serotonin Syndrome.

How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your Urine?

Many factors can affect how long this substance may be detected in an Adderall urine test. Health Street’s urine tests look back up to one week, but the Adderall levels in urine may affect whether or not the drug is detected.

How Long Do Amphetamines Stay In Your System?

How long amphetamines stay in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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Amount used
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Do Amphetamines Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, amphetamines can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back. If you’re looking for an Adderall drug test, this substance will be covered in any panel that includes amphetamines as part of the panel of drugs being tested.

Why Drug Test for Amphetamines?

Although prescription amphetamines can be extremely beneficial when used correctly, when abused or misused they can create dangerous work or home environments. They can be addictive, and may lead to complications that can result in death. In addition to the physical complications, mental health may be at stake with amphetamine abuse, including emotional struggles, depression, violence, or suicide. An amphetamine or Adderall drug test can help create safer working or home environments, and can open the door to recovery for someone that may be at risk for addiction or death from prescription amphetamines.

Amphetamines Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following amphetamines drug tests (including Adderall drug tests) should you need or choose to be tested. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Urine Drug Tests:
11 Panel Drug Test$99
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Hair Drug Testing Options:
8 Panel Drug Test $300
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17 Panel Drug Test$950
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Amphetamines. DEA. (n.d.). https://www.dea.gov/factsheets/amphetamines.
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U.S. Food & Drug Administration. (2007). https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2007/011522s040lbl.pdf.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2021, June 8). Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine: MedlinePlus Drug Information. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601234.html.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2021, June 9). Substance use – amphetamines: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000792.htm.
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Vasan, S. (2020, November 20). Amphetamine Toxicity. StatPearls [Internet]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470276/.