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Methamphetamine belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. This medicine is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methamphetamine increases attention and decreases restlessness in patients who are overactive, unable to concentrate for very long or are easily distracted, and have unstable emotions. It is also used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment .
Methamphetamine is also used as a part of short-term plan, along with a low calorie diet, for weight reduction in obese patients who have not been able to lose weight on other therapies .
Methamphetamine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor .
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. Prescriptions cannot be refilled. A new prescription must be obtained from your doctor each time you or your child needs this medicine .