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Insanely jealous of friends rapid weight loss. Can I also take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Insanely jealous of friends rapid weight loss. Can I also take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Not recommended: First of all, unless medically necessary, u want to have gradual & steady weight loss instead of rapid weight loss. People with rapid weight loss usually will not be able to maintain whatever drugs/diet they are on and will gain everything back and more. Second, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not a weight loss drug. It can cause dependency, depression, psychosis. Aggressive behavior, severe high blood pressure... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the appropriate dose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss? I take it for ADD and was wondering how much weight loss I could expect. I take 10 mg XR

What is the appropriate dose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss? I take it for ADD and  was wondering how much weight loss I could expect. I take 10 mg XR

No dose: of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is appropriate for weight loss purpose. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is intended for ADD primarily. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has side effects including addictive potential which can be dangerous without careful medical supervision. Please read lots of great weight loss advice by many doctors here on HealthTap: https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/Healthy-eating and https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/Lose-weight Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause massive weight loss? I had to take it for 30 days while dieting after that i could eat anything i wanted and still lost weight

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause massive weight loss? I had to take it for 30 days while dieting after that i could eat anything i wanted and still lost weight

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Weight: Weight loss due to loss of appetite is a very common side effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I am not sure why you took it for only 30 days? Was it a prescription? It is really not supposed to be prescribed for weight control. It is fda approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The appetite reduction associated with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usually stops after discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Yes, depending on dose, secondary to appetite suppression. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Should I be expecting weight loss if I just started adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: Not necessarily. But, often those on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) experience a loss of appetite or less hunger and thus eat less....Leading to some weight loss. But, you cannot count on it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more