Have you heard of using Adderall for weight loss? You may already know that Adderall is used to treat ADHD. This drug is actually an amphetamine; it is used to increase dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. This works to improve mood and decrease fatigue. Studies have found that this also can cause weight loss in those who use it, as they move around more.
Adderall weight loss has a great deal of side effects. If you are already taking the drug for ADHD, then a benefit can be weight loss, but if you are trying to take Adderall just for weight loss, you should know the downside. These side effects can include heart attack, stroke and even sudden death.
If you continue to use Adderall for weight loss (or for any other reason), high doses can lead to extreme insomnia, fatigue, mental depression and irritability. This drug can also increase blood pressure which could lead to other adverse side effects. Some users have reported experiencing seizures and having increased aggression. Women who are pregnant are advised not to begin taking Adderall.
Users also say that Adderall keeps their appetites at bay, helping with weight loss. However, studies show that in the long term, users need to take increasing amounts in order to get the same appetite suppression. Again, this can lead to some serious side effects.
Remember, Adderall is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ADD / ADHD only, it has not been approved for weight loss.