Does Adderall Cause Weight Loss?

Adderall is a medicine that is often used for 'speed dieting' but is actually prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), according to the US Food and Drug Administration. It is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which is shown to be effective in helping people with ADD concentrate. Many doctors wish that patients would not link Adderall to weight loss but instead use it for which it is intended.

Amphetamines stimulate the brain to release the hormones norepinephrine and dopamine, which can help improve the ADD sufferer’s brain disorder. They succeed in slowing patients with ADD down.

If it is used for weight loss, Adderall makes you feel like you’re never hungry. The drugs that this pill releases into in your system give you a false sense of being full, even after long periods of not eating anything. Using the drug for weight loss is only a short-term solution. Medical experts say that any quick-fix weight loss solution doesn’t guarantee that the weight will stay off. Some users of the drug have found that once they stop taking it, their appetite returns and is even greater, thus making them gain the weight back.

Not only is it a potentially dangerous drug, it is also addictive. A person taking it may need larger doses over time because his/her body builds up a tolerance for the drug. It should also be noted that you should never take any drugs without the guidance of a healthcare professional.

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