Abuse potential contained by Vicks Nasal Inhalers (levmetamfetamine)?

I have herd by many relatives that vicks Nasal inhalers are is derived from methamphetamine and has a abuse potential just as meth does is this true? and if so why do they still hold it on the market?
Answers:
Levmetamfetamine has no real potential for swearing. Technically the drug is called levomethamphetamine (the name changed in the US due to stigma around meth).

There are chemical similarities. Namely that (if you want to be really technical) levmetamfetamine is Meth.

BUT the Levo back methamphetamine (l-methamphetamine) changes everything. The Meth that people use to get high-ranking on is d-methamphetamine (dextromethamphetamine). The are the same molecules just mirror images, close to your hands are. The dextro is the right and the levo is the left.

As similar as it all sounds it is a huge difference next to most drugs. The levmetamfetamine does have the vasoconstrictor abilities meth has but it just works in the nasal areas to a small extent. There is no euphoria, just vasoconstriction. Meth does that in the entire body- this fragment of why meth addicts have those terrible photos. The vasoconstriction is fragment of why there is such a change of appearance.

Some drugs have a extremely similarly acting l- and d- isomer.

Amphetamine is l-amphetamine. Dextroamphetamine is d-amphetamine. It is the same molecule just a mirror image. And the d-amphetamine is much stronger than l-amphetamine. But l-amphetamine have stronger effects on the body, heart rate, vasoconstriction, blood pressure.

But I assure you there is no high than can be achieved from levmetamfetamine. A tiny difference can really make over a drug. So there is no need for it to be pulled from the market. Source(s): I am a medical student beside a specialist degree (Hons. BSc) in Pharmacology with a focus on psychopharmacology. I hold interned under two psychiatrists and one neurologist. In addition I have worked as a pharmacy assistant.

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