METHAMPHETAMINES
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Drug Ingestion and the Periods of Detect-Ability:

Drug - Also Commonly Known As

Usual Period of Time a Drug Can Stay in the System

The Maximum Amount of Time a Drug Can Stay in the System of a Habitual User*

Methamphetamines - Speed, Crystal Meth, Methedrine

2 - 5 Days Same

Drug Test Screening Cutoffs:

Drug of Abuse

Immunoassay Screen

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Confirmation

Methamphetamine

500 ng/ml 500 ng/ml
* Indicates the 5 drugs which are tested for in the "NIDA 5" Drug Screening panel for (DOT) Department of Transportation Forensic Drug Testing Requirement.

Controlled Substances Information:
Drug Type Drug and/or Metabolite (*) Therapeutic Category of Drug (*) Common Names
Amphetamines Methamphetamine Stimulant Desoxyn, Methampex
Specific Drugs and Their Effects:
Stimulants can cause increased heart and respiratory rates, elevated blood pressure, dilated pupils and decreased appetite.  In addition, users may experience sweating, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, sleeplessness and anxiety.  Extremely high doses can cause a rapid or irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss of coordination and even physical collapse.  An amphetamine injection creates a sudden increase in blood pressure that can result in stroke, very high fever or heart failure.

In addition to the physical effects, users report feeling restless, anxious and moody.   Higher doses intensify the effects.  Persons who use large amounts of amphetamines over a long period of time can develop an amphetamine psychosis that includes hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.  These symptoms usually disappear when drug use ceases.
Type What is it called? What does it look like? How is it used?
Methamphetamines Crank, Crystal meth, Crystal methadrine and Speed White powder, pills, rock that resembles a block of paraffin Taken orally, injected, inhaled