This test looks for amphetamine in your urine. Amphetamine is a drug that stimulates your central nervous system. It can show up in your urine long after you’ve taken it. Amphetamines include methamphetamine (meth) and phentermine.
Amphetamine is a commonly used street drug. It makes users feel very alert and have lots of energy. Stimulants like amphetamine and methamphetamine can also make the user feel very happy. But they can also make users feel very agitated and have delusions and hallucinations. Users feel aggressive and paranoid. They may be violent. Abusing these drugs can also cause other serious health problems. These include stroke, heart disease, convulsions, and severe tooth decay.
Amphetamine also has uses for health. Healthcare providers sometimes prescribe the drug in small doses for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Healthcare providers also sometimes give the drug to treat depression, obesity, and narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder marked by falling into a sudden deep sleep in places or at times when you shouldn’t.