What is a Benzedrine?
Asked by Joaquin Hefner 5 months ago.
Benzedrine is an amphetamine. It was first used in inhaler tubes to help with breathing trouble, but people discovered you could get high by breaking open the inhaler tube and swallowing it. It became a very popular recreational drug in the 40s. Soldiers during WWII took benzedrine to stay alert and energized and certain authors were known for taking it in order to stay awake for days typing. It was discovered to be dangerously addictive and banned sometime in the early 60s. Answered by Yu Gilgore 5 months ago.
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Why did they tell me to stop taking Benzedrine(Oxazepam)!!!?
Ive been on Oxazepam for a few days, prescribed by my doctor for sleeplessness by depression. And today a mental health nurse told me to stop taking it, and got the doctor to stop my prescription, because "Its not appropriate for someone of my age"!!!?? It was the one drug that made me happy! In that it...
Asked by Clemente Fazio 5 months ago.
Ive been on Oxazepam for a few days, prescribed by my doctor for sleeplessness by depression. And today a mental health nurse told me to stop taking it, and got the doctor to stop my prescription, because "Its not appropriate for someone of my age"!!!?? It was the one drug that made me happy! In that it took all my fear, and unhappiness away and left me feeling amazing. I told them this.. but still... Why?? Why am I too young for it??? (I'm 16) when its so amazing and does so much good! Answered by Tessie Osnoe 5 months ago.
Firstly Benzedrine is amphetamine, benzodiazepines are the class of drugs Oxazepam belongs to. Oxazepam, like the vast majority of drugs is not technically approved for use in people 18 or younger. So in that respect technically that is true. However people under 18 take drugs not approved for minors all of the time because in general they work in kids and adults. Yet there are thousands of people under 18 on benzodiazepines like Oxazepam and many are on other far more dangerous psychiatric medications. Oxazepam is a US schedule IV drug so it can be abused. However abuse is extremely rare and Oxazepam is one of about four benzodiazepines that has a significantly lower risk of abuse. If you have any history of abuse that might have been part of the reason. And using phrases like "it is the only drug that makes me happy" or "it took away all my fear and felt me feeling amazing" sound like there may be a higher risk for abuse. Oxazepam is NOT a treatment in anyway for depression. It is used for anxiety, sometimes insomnia, and alcohol detox. It has no antidepressant actions. I have no idea what happened and I don't know why a nurse would be making a decision like that but then again I have no clue what type of medical practice this is. If you can talk with the doctor. At a minimum it would be good for you to get an answer and if the medication was helping you significantly it might be worth taking. The age reason is not really enough to warrant not taking a medication that is helping. And doctors really should be the people making medical decisions. Are you taking any other medications for depression or other psych problems? Answered by Eustolia Westervelt 5 months ago.
Oxazepam is a benzodiazipine class drug similar to valium, xanax, klonopin. Most doctors dont like prescribing them in the first place and usually never to people under 18. Answered by Ashlyn Dingillo 5 months ago.
Dexedrine and benzedrine?
both drugs have the same structure, the physical properties are identical. the recommended oral dosage of Dexedrine(still available) was 5mg/day, but the recommended dosage of Benzedrine (no longer available) was twice that. Apparently it required considerable more Benzedrine than Dexedrine to yield the same...
Asked by Yolando Mastenbrook 5 months ago.
both drugs have the same structure, the physical properties are identical. the recommended oral dosage of Dexedrine(still available) was 5mg/day, but the recommended dosage of Benzedrine (no longer available) was twice that. Apparently it required considerable more Benzedrine than Dexedrine to yield the same physiological response. explain this apparent contradiction. Answered by Daryl Nofziger 5 months ago.
Although Dexedrine and Benzedrine both have the same formula there is a difference in the two. Benzedrine is a racemic mixture of D-amphetamine and L- amphetamine, whereas Dexedrine is D-amphetamine. D and L refer to being dextro rotatoryand levorotatory. This difference makes differences in the properties specially with regard to the rate of absorption and metabolism. Although Benzedrine inhalation and tablets were used during the early days of my career I have forgotten the dosage and what the formulation was. I am unable to tell you anything more on this subject. Answered by Maurice Sabeiha 5 months ago.
There used to be a nasal inhaler called Wyamin that had benzedrine in it. This was 1968. Answered by Janis Mccier 5 months ago.
I have epilepsy, I take carbamezapine, & I heard "Benzedrine" won't make me tired. do you take it?
(did I say it right?-could you tell me about it?)
Asked by Micaela Lungstrom 5 months ago.
Well Benzedrine is a stimulant, but I don't think it was ever meant to be used as an anti-convalescent drug. It was used to treat narcolepsy because it can keep you awake, which seems to be what you are looking for, but the best advice I can give anyone when it comes to prescription drugs is DON'T TAKE A PRESCRIPTION DRUG WITHOUT ASKING YOUR DOCTOR!! I you don't like Tegretol making you tired ask your doc to let you try something else. Mixing drugs is a dangerous thing to do. You don't know the possible side effects, other people might not know what you're taking (and how much), you might have a reaction to one of the drugs themselves, and on and on. Answered by Carrol Bonepart 5 months ago.
What is a benzedrine inhaler used for?
i was listening to 20 dollar nose bleed by fall out boy and heard the line "call me mr. benzedrine". i did a little digging and found what it is and that it is commonly used as a prescription drug. it is usually in an inhaler. what disease/deficiency/disorder would this be used to treat.
Asked by Robbie Ajello 5 months ago.
Speed was used by allied troops as well. That little tidbit was somehow downplayed in history. Anyway, as for Benzedrine inhalers, have you ever heard of Vick's Inhalers? I believe they are still made, only with PPA or some other phenethylamine. They used to contain speed, and were banned in the 1960s after people repeatedly purchased them by the case. Answered by Kimber Ruballos 5 months ago.
benzedrine is speed . it was used by hitlers troops to wage blitzkrieg war . truckers call them bennies . i don't know about that inhaler part . Answered by Melina Skufca 5 months ago.
Where can you get benzedrine or PPA? I'm on anti-depressants, should i beware of side-effects?
is there a diet pill i can ask my doctor for that would be safe with my other medications?
Asked by Modesta Talbert 5 months ago.
I don't know what PPA is but Benzedrine is a type of speed and is illegal. Your doctor should be able to tell you what medications are safe to take with your anti-depressants. Answered by Dong Detone 5 months ago.