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is it possible for d-amphetamine xr 25 mg make you lose weight?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: It is a stimulant that decreases appetite.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Amphetamines have a potential side effect of appetite suppression. Before taking it you should check with your doctor to be sure you do not have a health contraindication to using it. It is only a temporary measure. A better approach is proper diet, portion control and exercise, which can give long term positive results.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can d-amphetamine make you lose weight safely?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Not a good idea: Amphetamines do decrease your appetite temporarily. However it comes at a significant cost. They are addicting and are not considered safe or effective for that purpose by the fda. Furthermore, people who lose wt. By using a drug almost never make the necessary changes to keep the weight off. You can't take speed the rest of your life.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you use speed (amphetamines) to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Has been done: but it isn't the healthiest approach to weight loss. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.

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