|Legal Status||Class A|
Penalty for possession: Up to seven years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Penalty for dealing: Up to life in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Methamphetamineis a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. Methamphetamine increases the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to high levels of that chemical in the brain.
|Short Term Effects||
Methamphetamine may cause euphoria, increase alertness, intensify emotions and boost self-esteem. In addition tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, agitation, confusion, headache, anxiety, vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures, hallucinations or delusions. Chest pain, palpitations, dyspnoea, systemic hypotension or hypertension may occur. Narrow-complex tachycardias are common; ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation may occur. Hyperpyrexia may be severe. Metabolic acidosis may also occur.
There have been deaths reported following methamphetamine ingestion as low as 1.5 mg/kg (140 mg) (Zalis and Parmley 1963).
Identified in Sweden: 7-chloro-5-(2-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one (norfludiazepam). Norfludiazepam is a benzodiazepine and is structurally related to the internationally controlled substance diazepam.
Fentanyls Information: UK and Ireland Drugwatch have developed an information sheet relating to Fentanyls. This information can be accessed here: http://www.thedrugswheel.com/fentanyls.php