What they are: Stimulants and amphetamines are substances or medications that stimulate the release of chemicals in the brain that increase alertness and concentration.
Examples include: Caffeine, Dexedrine (chemical name: dextroamphetamine), Ritalin (chemical name: methylphenidate), Provigil (chemical name: modafinil)
What they're used for: Stimulants and amphetamines are used to increase the pain-relieving action of opioids and reduce drowsiness.
How they're taken: Stimulants and amphetamines are taken by mouth.
Possible side effects include:
Stimulants and amphetamines are not right for everyone who experiences pain, so be sure to talk with your doctor about your unique situation, symptoms, and needs.
Can we help guide you?
Create a profile for better recommendations
Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to...
Tamoxifen (Brand Names: Nolvadex, Soltamox)
Tamoxifen is the oldest and most-prescribed selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)....
Taking Certain Supplements Before and During Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Be Risky
A small study suggests that people who took antioxidant supplements before and during...