The Randox Toxicology Amphetamine ELISA provides a fast, reliable method to detect the presence of Amphetamine.
Amphetamines are synthetic drugs that can cause powerful stimulation of the central nervous system, resulting in euphoric effects similar to that of cocaine. Effects of amphetamines may include increased alertness, self-confidence and the ability to concentrate and also can suppress appetite and lead to insomnia.
Following oral use, the effects start within 30 mins and last for many hours. Abuse of amphetamines is a significant problem, abusers can develop a tolerance for the drug, resulting in a psychological dependence and leading to drug abuse. Chronic abuse of amphetamine can lead to weight loss, hallucinations and paranoid psychosis, while an acute overdose can cause agitation, hyperthermia, convulsions, coma and respiratory and/or cardiac failure.