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Amphetamine or sympathomimetic intoxication

Alternative names

Sympathomimetic intoxication; Intoxication - amphetamines or sympathomimetics; Intoxication - uppers


Amphetamine or sympathomimetic intoxication describes the state that occurs with the use of amphetamines or sympathomimetic drugs. Intoxication can readily lead to overdose with severe or fatal toxicity.

Symptoms include: high blood pressure , rapid heart rate (tachycardia), increased body temperature, agitation , stroke , seizures , cardiac arrhythmias , coma , and death.

See also: amphetamines in the poison section.

Update Date: 1/22/2004

Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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