Captagon is a brand name for pills made from Fenethylline. This chemical was produced in 1961 to treat "hyperkinetic" children. Or what we know today as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). It was also used to treat those suffering from narcolepsy and depression. The drug did not cause high blood pressure. This made it a suitable replacement for amphetamine drugs in treating these illnesses.

In 1981, it got listed as a schedule 1 drug in the U.S. It became an illegal drug in most countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) by 1986. This illegal status has created complications in the production of the drug. Some estimates claim that there is little Fenethylline available in today’s Captagon pills. The pills may contain other amphetamines that dilute the Fenethylline within.

Producing amphetamine and theophylline, Captagon is a stimulant drug. It has been used in the Middle East as a wartime drug. For example, it's been used by combatants on both sides of the Syrian civil war. Its stimulant properties has enabled them to keep on fighting.

Withdrawals from Captagon are like any other amphetamines. Overtaking stimulants will leave the body hyperactive, exhausted, and anxious. Hence, it's important for its users to undergo intensive detoxification.

Both addiction treatment anddetoxification is possible for captagon addiction. All you need is a proper facility that understands the drug and is able to treat its withdrawal symptoms. Thus, seeking help and recovery is necessary and possible. But, you can't do it on your own. If you or a loved one need to withdraw from captagon, you have come to the right place for help.



The withdrawal symptoms of captagon are like other amphetamines. They usually start between several hours after the last dose. Within 2 to 4 days, their intensity will peak. It will then fade by the 7th day of abstinence. The symptoms are as follows:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hyperactivity
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pain and Cramps
  • Stomach aches
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmares
  • Sluggishness / Apathy
  • Increased appetite



Complications may arise due to inappropriate detoxification methods. For instance, addicts could resort to cross-addictive substitutions. This happens when addicts abuse prescribed drugs meant for detox purposes. When taken beyond the prescribed amount,  dependency could result from abuse. Hence, the addict will get addicted to the drug that was supposed to help him / her with withdrawals.

It’s for this reason that we, at Solace Sabah perform a medically supervised detox program. We follow the TIP45, which is an international detoxification procedure followed worldwide. The procedure we do at Solace Sabah is the same practiced at some of the most expensive facilities elsewhere in the world, but for half the price.

What’s more, our clients get to spend their detox period in the comfort of a modern hospital.  Our clients will not have to worry about tapering medications. The medical team will be able to trackthese things for you. Our patients will be under medical supervision.  It's done by our doctors and nurses, who are trained in detox.  Most importantly, it will be painless. The method we use minimises the effects of severe withdrawal. With less pain, there is less strain on our clients.



There is no time like the present to take action. Seeking detoxification and treatment for captagon is important. The effects of continuous use is nasty. After detoxification, you will need treatment for the addiction. We are an addiction treatment centre. Find out more on our treatment options, by reading Treatment for captagon addiction.

Drug tolerance will only increase over time. As time goes on, it will be harder to stop. It’s vital that you seek help now, while you still have the chance. For more information on our treatment and detox program, do give us a call. We’re always here to help.