You may have heard it from CNN or read it online from a blog or news website - people are starting to take Adderall for weight loss. The Adderall weight loss treament is becoming popular especially because modern society is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss regimens that provide quick and drastic results. Still, no matter how good some people may describe the results that Adderall has given to them regarding weight loss, this drug still has side effects that can cause health problems and drug addiction, which can even lead to death. If you still want to take it, at least consult with a doctor or dietician.
What is Adderall?
Before you pop this pill to start losing that excess weight, you need to know what it really does. Adderall is amphetamine combined with dexedrine prescribed normally to children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ADD (attention deficit disorder). It is also known as dextroamphetamine and it has been around for more than 20 years.
The Adderall weight loss treatment to treat obesity
Obesity has become an alarming epidemic among young children, resulting in severe health problems even before they reach the age of 10. Some doctors are prescribing Adderall to treat obesity and avoid diabetes. Still, it is advisable not to take Adderall if you have a heart condition, glaucoma, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, or if you are taking antidepressants and other stimulants. Consult a health professional and never take a gamble.
Good or bad?
Whether Adderal weight loss really happens is still subject to debate. There are certainly some interesting success stories. CNN highlights the story of a boy named Ziai, who was prescribed Adderall by his doctor. Ziai was considered obese and the drug made him lose a lot of weight over the many years that he was prescribed to take it. The doctor states that he has prescribed the drug to 90% of his patients suffering from obesity and all of them lost weight.
Still, some people still criticize the use of Adderall for purposes other than for treating ADHD. Ask your doctor before taking it.