Intracerebral hemorrhage and oral amphetamine

Arch Neurol. 1983 Aug;40(8):503-7. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1983.04210070043012.


Four patients suffered intracerebral hemorrhages following the oral or nasal use of amphetamine or related compounds. Two of these patients had abnormal-appearing cerebral blood vessels on angiography. Review of previously reported cases showed that intracerebral hemorrhage may occur in patients using the drug for the first time and for nonrecreational purposes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intranasal
  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Amphetamines / administration & dosage
  • Amphetamines / adverse effects*
  • Carotid Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / chemically induced*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Amphetamines