Adderall Weight Loss: Pros and Cons

Here is all you have to know about Adderall.  List of pros and cons of using adderall for weight loss.

Adderall contains a drug called Amphetamine, this drug was formerly used as an appetite suppressant and to treat depression. Adderall is is available in capsules and tablets form.

Adderall brand was introduced by Shire Pharmaceuticals in 1996 as an instant-release tablet. It was derived from the original formula of the weight control drug called “Obetrol”. Obetrol was a diet pill popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Obetrol had its strong presence as a measure to control weight, and as Adderall is a reformulated for of it, in other words, a derivative of Obetrol, people still feel the same for Adderall. Obetrol was made by Obetrol Pharmaceuticals which later became a division of Rexar Pharmacal Corporation.
Adderall is taken by athletes to increase their stamina in sports activity; and by students as a “study drug” to remain awake at night and get the ability to retain focus and concentration with no loss of energy.


Adderall is a derivative of Obetrol, which had a long standing image for weight control. Adderall automatically got benefited for the same reasons of weight control, because Adderall and Obetrol both contained Amphetamine. Adderall helps a person to lose weight as a side effect of Amphetamine drug, though it was actually not meant for this purpose.
Adderall increases the libido, mental-processing speed, alertness, concentration and decreases fatigue. It may also be used in the treatment of certain sleeping disorders, such as narcolepsy. It is not meant to treat tiredness or fatigue.
Though Adderall was initially used for weight control, it later found its use in ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Though many people are opting for Adderall to lose weight increase concentration etc, but it must be used taken under doctor’s prescription. It has been wrongly used very often, especially by young girls in their “mission” to lose weight. Misuse of prescription pills of any kind is a serious addiction. Treatment centers nation wide, from California to Florida rehab centers are full of prescription drug abuse patients seeking help.
Adderall should not be taken in pregnancy. Long term use may result in irritability, anxiety, insomnia, headaches and reduced appetite.
In Japan, Amphetamine drug (including Adderall) is restricted, and not even allowed in country (including Adderall).

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