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  • Heroin is sometimes mixed with other substances such as sugar, starch, or quinine, which puts unwitting users at risk.
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Dexedrine Overdose

Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) is an amphetamine, belonging to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. Dexedrine is a Schedule II controlled substance. Dexedrine was often used in the late 60s and early 70s as a prescription diet aid, because one of its effects appetite suppression. Today Dexedrine and its more potent cousin Benzedrine are also commonly (and illegally) used by college students, either for the stimulant high it provides or as a study aid.

Dexedrine's overdose symptoms are listed below:

  • abdominal cramps
  • coma
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • hallucinations
  • high fever
  • heightened reflexes
  • high or low blood pressure
  • irregular heartbeat
  • nausea
  • panic
  • rapid breathing
  • restlessness
  • tremor
  • vomiting
  • death
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