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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause constipation?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Rare & depends on the dose.
More common, although infrequent, is diarrhea & abdominal cramps.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Rare & depends on the dose.
More common, although infrequent, is diarrhea & abdominal cramps.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Not usually

It is not a common side effect.

In brief: Not usually

It is not a common side effect.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes it can.

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine that can reduce appetite, which can increase constipation.
Additionally amphetamine causes release of Dopamine and norepinephrine which can increase BP and cause constipation or diarrhea due to redirecting blood flow from digestion to brain. If you take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make sure your diet contains fiber and fluids.

In brief: Yes it can.

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine that can reduce appetite, which can increase constipation.
Additionally amphetamine causes release of Dopamine and norepinephrine which can increase BP and cause constipation or diarrhea due to redirecting blood flow from digestion to brain. If you take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make sure your diet contains fiber and fluids.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
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