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Running head: CAPTAGON USE 1 Effect of Captagon to Students Name: Institution: Course: Date:
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CAPTAGON 2 Introduction Description of Captagon Originally, Captagon contained amphetamine and theophylline. The use of amphetamines goes back to the start of the 20 th century. With Captagon, students aim to fight against fatigue. The drug serves as an anorectic, anti-depressor, and anti-narcoleptic. Captagon synthesis was done in 1961. The primary idea behind the synthesis was to find a drug that would be able to bring a bronchodilator effect and that contained amphetamine and theophylline properties. As the drug continued being used, people realized that it could be used as a stimulant (Roos, 1995). For example, students realized they could use the drug for exams. In another use of the drug, people who wanted to excel in sports used this drug to achieve their goal. Why this is an issue As it is, the drug is a controlled substance. According to Reuters, the drug was used for the treatment of narcolepsy in the 1960s. Other uses for the drug existed too. However, things did not go very well with the use of the drug. The medical community realized that the use of Captagon brought more harm than good. The reason for this is the addictive properties of the drug. It was at this point that most countries banned the drug (Acker, & Tracy, 2004). Today, the use of Captagon is very rampant among students. Students want to spend long periods with their books without losing concentration. The result of this is subsequent addiction among other problems. How Captagon affects students
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CAPTAGON 3 Captagon has various secondary effects both during and after use. The striking effects are a risk of heart attack, depression, and eventually, drug addiction. Students who use the drug have been reported to experience sleep deprivation, and blood vessel toxicity as well as malnutrition. How the drug works Captagon falls under amphetamines. They drugs are human-made but chemically, they are related to natural neurotransmitters among them dopamine and epinephrine, commonly known as adrenaline. An individual’s metabolism breaks down Captagon into amphetamine and theophylline. Theophylline exists in small quantities in tea and is known to have cardiac stimulating activity. Effect on behavior The drug (Captagon) stimulates the central nervous system. This serves the purpose of increasing alertness and the level of concentration. The drug is also a known booster for physical performance and it also gives the user a feeling of well-being (Barton, 2007). Captagon can have undesirable effects on students, especially when abused as a result of addiction. The drug, as mentioned earlier has addictive properties. Its continued use can change the way students behave and carry themselves every day. The feeling by a student after taking the drug and going high is that they own the world and that they can do anything they want.
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