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How good a diet pill is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Not very

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) was popular years ago as a diet pill, and it certainly can suppress appetite in the short term for most people.
However, that effect tends to wear off over time, so either appetite returns or the dose gets raised, eventually to levels that are dangerous. When you stop the medication, the effect goes away, so regaining weight is the usual result.

In brief: Not very

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) was popular years ago as a diet pill, and it certainly can suppress appetite in the short term for most people.
However, that effect tends to wear off over time, so either appetite returns or the dose gets raised, eventually to levels that are dangerous. When you stop the medication, the effect goes away, so regaining weight is the usual result.
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