What Is Propylhexedrine and Its Dangers?

A stimulant drug that is closely related to methamphetamine is known as Propylhexedrine.  It is legal and is used in the medical field in treating people dealing with nasal congestion, allergies and allergic rhinitis.

The most common form of Propylhexedrine is the over-the-counter form of the Benzedrex inhaler.  This drug is very hard to obtain due to its addictive nature in America, but it is not impossible.  A lot of people abuse this drug throughout the world and love that they do not have to shoot-up or snort in order to have a high similar to a methamphetamine high.  Whenever they choose to abuse Propylhexedrine, they are then opening themselves up to a world of addiction and withdrawal that will more than likely become a never-ending battle.

Propylhexedrine in Benzedrex dangers

[box type=”note”]Many people who use Propylhexedrine do so because they no longer want to be addicted to methamphetamine, but cannot quit. Others choose to use it because of the effects that it will cause short-term to their mental and physical state.[/box]

Propylhexedrine Side Effects

Using Propylhexedrine will pose side effects that are called short-term side effects.  The short-term side effects that a person will experience are common and normal and are not something to be too concerned about.  These effects vary from person to person, but for the most part, an individual will have short-term effects that include:

  • Headache
  • Increased alertness
  • Increased concentration
  • Mood changes
  • Confusion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Euphoria

The Signs of Propylhexedrine Abuse

Whenever someone is high on Propylhexedrine, they will begin to show signs of usage almost immediately.  This drug is a liquid that is inhaled or sometimes ingested orally though a cotton swab soaked in the drug.  It will easily enter into the person’s blood stream and they will show signs of usage for up to 2 to 3 days if taken in large amounts, but for the average user the effects last up to 8 hours.  The signs of Propylhexedrine abuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Mood changes: happy one minute sad another
  • Social withdrawal
  • Rapid loss of weight
  • Problems with school or work
  • Constantly having money issues
  • Depression
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Aggression

Long-term Effects of Using Propylhexedrine

These are the side effects that you need to look for if you are concerned that someone you care for may be using Propylhexedrine recreationally, but whenever someone is addicted to the drug long-term they will have problems in every aspect of their life.  For the most part, whenever someone is addicted to or abusing Propylhexedrine long-term they will have problems in their life that can include:

  • Anorexia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hypotension
  • Hyperthermia
  • Financial instabilities
  • Learning difficulties
  • Arrhythmias
  • Tremors
  • Liver or/and kidney damage or failure
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate that can lead to heart attack
  • Death

Overdosing Side Effects

One other issue when abusing Propylhexedrine is the high risk of overdose.  Because this drug is in liquid form, any person can use one drop too many and cause their body to go into overload.  This meaning they will no longer be able to handle the amount of Propylhexedrine that is present in their system and their body will literally begin to shut itself down.  Several common side effects of overdosing on Propylehexedrine are:

  • Confusion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hallucinations
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Aggression
  • Seizure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Loss of brain function
  • Acute psychosis
  • Coma
  • Possible death

Getting Treatment for Propylhexedrine Abuse

As you can see, using Propylhexedrine recreationally or with a prescription is a risky situation that should always be entered with care.  Without concern for your health while taking this drug you can and will fall victim to the unfortunate side effects that can lead to your sudden death.  For more information about Propylehexedrine or to get help for an addiction to this drug, contact us toll-free now.

About the Author

Marilyn Kegley works with www.thedrugrehab.com to educate individuals about the dangers of substance abuse. After watching numerous loved ones struggle with addiction, her goal is to help as many people as possible get effective and successful rehabilitation treatment.

Marilyn Kegley

Marilyn Kegley works with several addiction treatment centers to educate individuals about the dangers of substance abuse. After watching numerous loved ones struggle with addiction, her goal is to help as many people as possible get effective and successful rehabilitation treatment.

5 thoughts on “What Is Propylhexedrine and Its Dangers?

  • February 27, 2015 at 4:49 am

    How long do the withdrawal symptoms last

  • June 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    People should be able to put whatever they want into their own bodies, using recreational drugs is a victimless crime. Anyway tobacco and alcohol are both a hell of a lot more dangerous and addictive then Propylhexedrine and they’re both legal.

  • January 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    gov should give them away so ppl dont steal them since they made meth illegal after selling it for 70+ years

  • June 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I have been using Benzedrex inhalers since 1975. They are to methamphetamine  what methadone is to heroin. When you eat the cotton inserts in the Benzedrex inhalers with food such as apple sauce you avoid the nasty lavender oil and menthol taste. Two inserts are enough to get you very wired and it’s cheap and legal. The only drawback to Benzedrex is that most pharmacy chains have stopped stocking them because of their abuse potential and the fact that people steal them like crazy. In a pharmacy you can expect to pay over $6 per inhaler: on the web I get them for $4.81 apiece.  Mark Montgomery  NYC, NY [email protected]

    • February 27, 2015 at 4:52 am

      I live in Florida and the walmart neighborhood market, as well the original walmart, sells them for $4.72 each


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