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What is the difference between adipex and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

There are many similaritires.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affects more parts of the brain.

In brief: Yes

There are many similaritires.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affects more parts of the brain.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Different drugs

Adipex is phenteramine; Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine.
Both have and sometimes still are used as appetite suppressants. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used mostly to treat adhd. Both are in the general class of stimulants. I'm unaware of studies showing whether phenteramine helps with adhd. In general, stimulants acutely suppress appetite but do not make good long-term treatments for obesity because effect wears off.

In brief: Different drugs

Adipex is phenteramine; Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine.
Both have and sometimes still are used as appetite suppressants. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used mostly to treat adhd. Both are in the general class of stimulants. I'm unaware of studies showing whether phenteramine helps with adhd. In general, stimulants acutely suppress appetite but do not make good long-term treatments for obesity because effect wears off.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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