Amfetamine

Amphetamine

Description

Amphetamine is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity. Amphetamine properly refers to a specific chemical, the racemic free base, which is equal parts of the two enantiomers, levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine, in their pure amine forms. Historically, it has been used to treat nasal congestion and depression. Amphetamine is also used as an athletic performance enhancer and cognitive enhancer, and recreationally as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Amfetamine
N Nervous system → N06 Psychoanaleptics → N06B Psychostimulants, agents used for ADHD and nootropics → N06BA Centrally acting sympathomimetics