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No clinical studies have been done on the risks of snorting Dexedrine, but it is likely to be more dangerous than taking it by mouth. Snorting or injecting drugs allows them to directly enter the bloodstream, making them more potent and more dangerous. In addition, injecting or snorting may lead to infections or other problems because the drug is not sterile.

Snorting Dexedrine: An Overview

Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is also a medication that is commonly abused. Dexedrine is meant to be taken by mouth, and the safety of snorting Dexedrine has never been studied. Snorting Dexedrine is likely to be more dangerous than taking it by mouth.

Reasons for Snorting Dexedrine

There are many reasons why Dexedrine is snorted. It is a stimulant, or an "upper," that people can easily abuse. Another reason Dexedrine is snorted is for weight loss. Weight loss is a side effect of Dexedrine. Because it is a commonly prescribed medication, it is often easy to obtain illegally.

Is Snorting Dexedrine Safe?

Many people mistakenly think that snorting (or otherwise abusing) Dexedrine is safe, because it is a prescription medication, not a "street drug." Many people who abuse Dexedrine take very high doses, much higher than would be normally prescribed.
Also, even people who snort or inject normal doses of Dexedrine are putting themselves at higher risk. Snorting or injecting drugs allows them to enter the bloodstream directly, making them more potent (and more dangerous). In addition, Dexedrine is not sterile, and injecting or snorting it may lead to infections or other problems.
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