I am a 54 yr old female, with documented anorexia since teens. Was prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for other problems. Was taken off because of weight loss. Is?

Makes sense. If you have a hx of an eating disorder and you were put on a stimulant for co-morbid ADD/ADHD and you are losing weight, which can be a side effect of the medication, and your underlying eating disorder worsening then it makes sense they take you off the stimulant. Can try Strattera (atomoxetine) which is second line for ADD/ADHD but resembles SSRI's in chemical make-up and may help with depression/anxiety.

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At what point in taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do I need to worry about weight loss? Will it become unhealthy?

Weight. usually weight loss is only for first few weeks then you become tolerant of the appetite suppression quality to the med. if you continue to lose weight see md. Read more...

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...

What should I do to combat weight loss on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 5'6" began 30mg XR at 114lbs (already low weight) and currently weigh 110lbs.

Your Body Mass index. dropped from 18.4 to 17.8 with healthy being 18.5 and above. Eat a good breakfast before taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in AM, eat lunch if possible and eat well when appetite suppression effect wears off at night. Take a daily multivitamin. Consider calorie-dense nutritious foods (quinoa, peanut butter, avocado, corn, banana, whole grain bread, granola with yogurt). Consider lower dose. Best regards. Read more...
Several points. see if a lower dose can be used. It might be such a problem that you are unable to take it safely. Or switch to a short acting version that will be gone by dinner time. Then, making sure you eat 3 decent meals a day with evening snacks. Read more...

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...
No! Stick to realistic lifestyle changes - they will work better for you in the long run. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a short term answer with a lot of risk and downside. Read more...