• Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate

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Scientific Names: L-lysine-d-amphetamine

Generic Names: Enwau Generig: Elvanse

An example of what Lisdexamfetamine looks like
30 mg, 50 mg and 70 mg capsules.

Desired Effects:

Similar to amphetamine & dexamphetamine: alertness, energy, euphoria, improved concentration and enhanced performance.

Side Effects:

Lisdexamfetamine has the potential to replicate the physical and social harms associated with amphetamines and can include insomnia, dizziness, headaches, rapid heartbeat and hypertension, diarrhoea & nausea.

Long term risks:

Sleeping problems, anxiety, psychological dependence.

Short term risks:

Anorexia, convulsions, heart attacks, stroke and death have been reported.
Lisdexamfetamine and other amphetamines are stimulants. However, when used as a medicine in the treatment of ADHD, Lisdexamfetamine is prescribed at doses that have an opposite effect. When administered orally, lisdexamfetamine converts to dexamphetamine, a Class B drug.
The medication is manufactured in capsule form so will be swallowed.
Lisdexamfetamine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Diverted from manufacturers, pharmacies, GPs, or made in clandestine laboratories in Britain and elsewhere and distributed through the illicit drug market.
Most areas of the UK have 'street agencies' or projects (sometimes called community drug services or community drug teams) which offer a range of services including information and advice, counselling, needle exchanges and sometimes support groups and complementary therapies such as acupuncture. The increase in stimulant use has led to some agencies offering specialist services that offer counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies and prescribing of anti-depressants, and also possible referral to residential rehabilitation. Some services have extended working hours and may offer weekend support. GPs and possibly the local hospital A&E department can make referrals to specialist drug services as well as general medical services, information and advice often in partnership with a drug agency or Drug Dependency Unit.

Parents & other relatives

Drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents of people using these drugs. Many street agencies can provide relative support groups or counselling for family members, partners etc...

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