A 24-year-old male asked:
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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect growth during puberty .. It stunts growth through decreased appetite right? So could it stunt the penis or bone growth? Truth!

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Stimulants can slow: Growth in children by about a half inch/year, but no valid study shows that they impact adult height. Appetite suppression while a stimulant is in the blood stream ceases when it wears off each day. Effects on weight gain ; growth lessen after the first year of treatment. Boys have a growth spurt about 2 years after puberty begins. See your doctor to check your stage of puberty ; your growth curve.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

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Asked and answered: Your question has been answered accurately already.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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No, it's not : It's probably the last thing you want to do, but if you get a thorough physical exam from your primary care doctor, (s)he can tell you what tanner sta ... Read More
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Not to worry.: We are all unique. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) would not have effected the size of your penis. Accept that you are not ex ... Read More
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