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Will taking just 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make you lose weight?

Will taking just 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make you lose weight?

Maybe in short term: Stimulants decrease appetite, which can cause weight loss. However, that effect typically wears off over time, which is why they are not effect weight-loss medications. Usually, to maintain the appetite suppression over time, the dose has to keep going up, which then causes other problems. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) b/c I have adhd. Do amphetamines get you high and make you lose weight too?

ADHD: If you have adhd - then the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will noramally help you to slow down and focus. It should not make you high. Appetite suppression does occur often with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Should Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg help me lose weight?

Should Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg help me lose weight?

Weight loss: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not intended for weight loss, but instead is a treatment for adhd. Weight loss is best managed by change in lifestyle, nutrition and exercise. Support for lifestyle changes may best be managed by a primary care physician or a nutritionist. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to lose weight, I have no side effects other than eating less. Could this be harming me and i don't know it?

I have been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to lose weight, I have no side effects other than eating less. Could this be harming me and i don't know it?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not a weight loss medication, although this can be a possible side effect. I do not know any ethical physician who would prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss. It is a medication for people with adhd. There are much more effective weight loss methods than this. Ask your doctor for referral to a nutritionist, trainer, and/or a health coach to help you with long-term behavioral change. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make u lose weight because i'm a 272 pound girl 5'4 in height I already lost 7 pounds in 2 days on it?

Yes: That is one of the side effects of stimulants - it kills your appetite, thus losing weight.Some people have loss of appetite in the first three months only.Although appetite is still down generally. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Sometimes: Many people experience weight loss when starting on stimulant medication. It can act as an appetite suppressant, as well as increasing metabolism. Diet and exercise are still the best methods to lose weight and vitally important when starting a stimulant medication. ...Read more

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Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Amphetamine effect: Just like any stimulant, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes an increase in metabolism and a decrease in appetite. That combination is what causes weight loss in many people. It is not indicated for weight loss, but weight loss is a well-known side effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making me loose weight without even trying. What should I do?

Eat more!: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes two hits to your weight. First, your appetite is likely decreased on the med. Even if you don't feel hungry, you need to eat regularly - even if you need to consider a meal is like a medication for you. # meals, 3 snacks daily. Second, your metabolism is geared up on the med, so try to put in more fuel - eat more calories. Slight larger portions, cheese sauce on brocoli, etc. ...Read more

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