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A 39-year-old member asked:

When can adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) be used for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADHD: A person with attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, can be on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or another stimulant as treatment. The stimulants tend to decrease one's appetite, so weight loss may be a side effect of the medication. If the person is overweight, the side effect can be helpful. If the person is already thin, then the appetite suppression is an unwanted side effect.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
If you have ADD: . Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss may find that they need to constantly up the dosage in order to achieve the same appetite suppressing results. Once the dosage of this medication becomes too high it can start causing psychological and physical dependency.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause weight loss?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Yes, depending on dose.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
It can: Most stimulant of which Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one cause some degree of appetite loss.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect weight loss and exercise?

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Dr. Todd Sontag
17 years experience
Yes.: There is alot of weight loss associated with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if i think my friend is taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss..?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Not Approved: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not fda-approved for weight loss. It must be taken under the supervision of prescriber for approved purposes (adhd & narcolepsy) but may have secondary effect like weight loss. If you are concerned that your friend may be taking it for the wrong reason you may wish to express to friend your concern and advise your friend to consult prescriber.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I lose weight while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Shouldn't hurt: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) typcally suppresses appetite, although not in everyone. If losing weight is a goal, it should interfere with that process. But, it also is seldom enough. Controlled calorie intake and increased exercise remain the gold standards for taking weight off and keeping it off. You may find that surging appetite late in the day as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off becomes the hardest time to control intake.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2016

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