A 24-year-old male asked:
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 answered
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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