An often prescribed weight loss drug, Adderall is one of the most popular prescription medications for addictions. It has helped many people lose weight. But does it have any side effects?
The main ingredient in Adderall is the amphetamine, a member of the amphetamine family. It is often prescribed as it is thought to have similar effects to cocaine. The reason for this is that it works by stimulating the central nervous system, which causes it to reduce the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. The reduction of these neurotransmitters results in changes in the brain chemicals resulting in a reduction in appetite and an increase in energy. This means that it works by stimulating the body’s metabolism rather than the appetite.
But the side effects of this medication are far reaching and serious. Although it is not addictive, it can be very addictive. In fact, in some cases, it has been known to cause severe withdrawal symptoms when stopped. Because of the potential for weight gain, you should always be careful about this medication. If you are thinking about using it to treat addictions, make sure that you are aware of all the possible side effects.
One of the possible Adderall side effects is nervousness, which can cause anxiety, panic attacks, blushing, hot flashes, bitterness, depression, irritability, memory loss, insomnia, nausea, sexual dysfunction, stress and more. This is especially common with older women. There are also reports of heart palpitations, chest pain, vision problems and hearing loss. Some people experience an increase in appetite, while others lose weight. Others report feeling jittery and having trouble concentrating. And as with other medications used to treat addictions, people taking Adderall should be cautious about their diet and exercise, as well as quitting smoking or drinking alcohol if they plan to use this medication to lose weight.
Another common side effect for using Adderall to treat addictions is weight gain. Many individuals who have used these medications for treating ADHD feel that they are helping them to lose weight, while others notice that they are gaining weight. Weight gain is most often noticed after stopping the medication. If you are considering using this medication to help you lose weight, talk to your doctor about it, as your weight gain may be due to the type of medication you are taking.
As you can see, there is a difference between using Adderall for short-term weight loss and using it to treat addictions. While both medications can be highly effective at helping you lose weight, they are different medications. For this reason, you should discuss the possibility of using them as part of a long-term treatment program with your doctor. In the meantime, you can find many other ways to help you lose weight without resorting to stimulants.