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How effective is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for a diet pill?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not very: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) does cause loss of appetite in many people and has been used for decades as a weight-loss medication. However, as soon as it wears off, appetite comes roaring back; and, over time, one needs higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect, which can result in other side effects.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Not good: Dexedrine is an amphetamine. It is primarily used for ahdh along with Ritalin (methylphenidate) and benzedrine which are also amphetamines. All amphetamines increase your heartrate and blood pressure and decrease your appetite.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Not good: It is not effective as diet pill.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How good a diet pill is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not very: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) was popular years ago as a diet pill, and it certainly can suppress appetite in the short term for most people. However, that effect tends to wear off over time, so either appetite returns or the dose gets raised, eventually to levels that are dangerous. When you stop the medication, the effect goes away, so regaining weight is the usual result.

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