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Have heard it is similar to meth, does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not only suppress appetite but burn fat?

Have heard it is similar to meth, does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not only suppress appetite but burn fat?

No, not a fat burner: There is no evidence that stimulants "burn fat." if one has a supressed appetite and fails to provide adequate new calories, then the body draws on fat stores, but there is no magic pill that makes fat just melt away, multiple website claims notwithstanding. ...Read more

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Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a suppressing appetite effect?

Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a suppressing appetite effect?

Unlikely: Change in Adderall side effect of decreased appetite is not an interaction reported with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant. If depression is better, appetite may also improve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Wrong question.: Track your weights weekly and report to prescribing physician. Different side effects show up at different times or not at all. Very complex. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) really destroyed my appetite, so I'm wondering if ar/modafinil (nu/provigil) also suppresses appetite?

Not usually: Nu/provigil have a different mechanism of action and appear to be less associated with reduction of appetite (less effect on satiety). ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do more for my diet than just suppressing appetite/ does it burn fat?

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do more for my diet than just suppressing appetite/ does it burn fat?

No, not a fat burner: There is no evidence that stimulants "burn fat." if one has a supressed appetite and fails to provide adequate new calories, then the body draws on fat stores, but there is no magic pill that makes fat just melt away, multiple website claims notwithstanding. ...Read more

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Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed, energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty

Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed, energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty

See your provider: Since you are seeming a HCP who, is prescribing these meds, ask him/her if this is a side effect, or if alternative treatment will, work for YOU ...Read more

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Could you explain me why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) supress you appetite?

Could you explain me why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) supress you appetite?

Not known for sure: Stimulants in general diminish appetite for most indviduals-though not all. There is a mechanism in the brain that tells us when we're hungry, and it may affect that part of the brain. Not a universal effect, and typically the effect on appetite lessens with time, which is why it is not a good diet pill. ...Read more

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Please tell me what in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) makes you lose your appetite?

Stimulant effect: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant (amphetamine) that can cause a decrease in appetite. ...Read more

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What chemical ingredient in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) makes you lose your appetite?

Dextroamphetamine: The active ingredient of Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dextroamphetamine, causes appetite suppression in some people. If this effect occurs, it is often transient and will moderate over time. Occasionally, it is persistent enough to warrant attention. ...Read more

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I don't want to stop change adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 4 my 8 year old daughter dose working fine but no appetite. How to only work on appetite n solve this issue?

Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride): I have used Periactin, an antihistamine, which an appetite stimulant, to counter the appetite suppression of stimulants. Families report appetite returning without loss of effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and no sedation ...Read more

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Which type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) creates a greater loss of appetite?

Which type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) creates a greater loss of appetite?

Duration of action: Of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is ~ 6 hrs.; of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, ~ 12 hours, based partly on metabolism & excretion of a specific dose in an individual patient. The delivery system alters the time of a given dose's peak effect & its duration of action, not its strength or the side effects. Once a daily dose wears off, there is very little residual effect or side effect. ...Read more

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Could my bones be achy due to me barely eating because I'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Also, how can I get my appetite back?

You need to eat: One of adderall's side effects is loss of appetite and if you are not eating, you may end up lacking some vitamins and minerals your body needs and this may manifest as muscle and joint aches and pains. You can try decreasing the dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) first but it would be best to go back to your doctor as there may be other meds you can be given that will not cause this side effect. ...Read more

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What type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) is the loss of appetite side effect stronger?

Duration of action: Of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 6 hrs.; of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, about 12 hours, with differences in metabolism & excretion of a given dose in each individual. Once a dose wears off each day, there's very little residual effect or side effect. No one has ADHD for only 6 hours/day. Some people structure their lives so they only need meds " on board" 6 hours/day. Delivery system, not strength, is what's different. ...Read more

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I've completely lost my appetite since being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 45mg a day. Is it safe to take periactin with it to help increase my appetite?

Yes: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine with appetite stimulating properties. I have used it for almost 4decades to treat the appetite suppression due to stimulant medications. ...Read more

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My daughter 8 years old. She is skinny. She is on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Because of it she have no appetite and will be skinnier. How to solve this appetite problm?

My daughter 8 years old. She is skinny. She is on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Because of it she have no appetite and will be skinnier. How to solve this appetite problm?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Be sure morning dose is given after breakfast. If possible have non-school day breaks from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or use lower dose. Appetite should increase later in day when med wears off. Often kids eat snacks and a big dinner when med is out of the system. Keep track of any weight loss and review with prescribing MD to consider alternatives if your daughter is losing weight. Don't delay. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and the loss of appetite from taking it cause someone to get a uti?

NO: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and loss of appetite do not cause a urinary tract infection (uti). Uti is caused by bacteria (lving outside around the urethra, rectum and vagina) entering the urinary tract through the urethra. Factors that may increase a woman's risk of developing UTI include sexual activity, poor hygiene, pregnancy, having urinary tract infections as a child, menopause, or diabetes. ...Read more

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I've been sick; a lot of diarrhea, weaknes and no appetite. I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir & suddenly it's not working since I got put on antibiotics, why is this?

Poor absorption: Resulting form the turmoil in your gastrointestinal tract and possibly related to interaction with the antibiotic though would need to know the specific antibiotic (s) to know if there is a known interaction. A pharmacist could say. Hopefully you will have a full recovery from the GI illness and meds soon and your system will return to normal and respond to your adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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How do I deal with increased appetite from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal? I went from 5'3 100 lbs to 5'3 108 in 3 days which is TOO fast & unhealthy in my eyes.

How do I deal with increased appetite from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal? I went from 5'3 100 lbs to 5'3 108 in 3 days which is TOO fast & unhealthy in my eyes.

How exercising more?: A study recently was released which demonstrated that contrary to popular belief the reason most Americans gain unwantingly gain weight is not due to overeating as much as it's due to UNDER exercising. At 22 years of age and with the great Body Mass Index you have my impression is that you are well conditioned to get into an intensive training program for weight loss if that's what you WANT to do ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

A "kick"?: Medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are not available without prescriptions. There are medically supervised weight loss plans though -- these may include medications to help suppress appetite. You could consider enrolling in one and being seen there. ...Read more

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What to do if every night, am bulimic, and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which stops the appetite, how fast will I lose stomach fat and weight?

If you are bulimic: The best thing to do is see a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Also get an exam from your doc. Bulimia can ruin your health, your teeth, or may even take your life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suddenly felt dizzy, profusely sweaty, and nauseous. Passed quickly after sitting down+drinking H20. On Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) w/ poor appetite Could it be low BG?

Suddenly felt dizzy, profusely sweaty, and nauseous. Passed quickly after sitting down+drinking H20. On Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) w/ poor appetite Could it be low BG?

Possibly: But wouldn't be better with drinking water that has no sugar in it. It may be that you were having what is called a pre-syncopal episode that occur because of many reasons, one being dehydration. It is when the tone in your blood vessels is poor and blood is not flowing to your head as well. Have a check up and let your doctor know about the episode. If you are concerned about BG have it checked. ...Read more

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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!

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. ...Read more

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Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could: Cause weight loss. It will be important to add in Remeron (mirtazapine) if your appetite drops so as not to drop your bmi any lower. Bmi less than 16 is severe and could result in hospitalization. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

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Can adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause stomach problems?? Gas, bloating, diarreah, nausea, loss of appetite? Going on 4 weeks now of this

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort.
Loss of appetite, nausea diarrhea, and anxiety and can be side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
Anxiety can cause or increase these symptoms
Anxiety can also be due to stress which at age 21 can be- expectation of parents, relationships, breaking up of relationships, school, work and finances.
See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need, benefits, side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), and Therapy ...Read more

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Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause your hunger to be suppressed?

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Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause your hunger to be suppressed?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Being a stimulant, it suppresses appetite, kinda like diet pill. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

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