6C46.3/F15.0 Stimulant intoxication including amphetamines, methamphetamine or methcathinone



Stimulant intoxication occurs when an individual ingests too much of a stimulant substance, such as amphetamines, methamphetamine or methcathinone. These drugs are commonly abused due to their ability to produce a sense of euphoria, increased energy and alertness, and a heightened sense of pleasure.


Stimulant intoxication is typically diagnosed through a physical examination and urine or blood tests. Physical signs of intoxication may include increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, dilated pupils, sweating, and agitation.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for stimulant intoxication may include other conditions such as anxiety, panic attack, substance intoxication, or other medical conditions.


Treatment for stimulant intoxication typically involves supportive care, including providing fluids and monitoring vital signs. Medications may be prescribed to help manage symptoms such as agitation or anxiety. Medical detoxification may be necessary if the individual is physically dependent on the substance.


The prognosis for stimulant intoxication is generally good, as long as the individual is able to receive proper medical treatment. However, long-term effects of stimulant abuse may include anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Individuals who have been using stimulants for an extended period of time may also experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drugs.

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