Why does Adderall make you not hungry?

2 answers | Last updated: Oct 20, 2016
Quallerby asked...

Why does Adderall make you not hungry?



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Malindaf42 answered...

Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD, has now become a useful item for losing weight. Adderall, does not in fact burn or cut calories like a fat burner would, it instead suppresses your appetite. In other words, it makes it so you are not hungry. Instead of eating food, and thinking that the prescription drug is going to cut those calories from the food, it instead keeps you from thinking about food and your hunger. In the end, the drug actually does help you lost weight by keeping your mind off of food and suppressing your appetite.


A fellow caregiver answered...

Adderall is a methamphetamine. Methamphetamine drugs stimulate the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. These are the same hormones that are released during a stress response, or more commonly known as "fight or flight" response. Blood is diverted from less vital areas such as digestion, to more vital areas such as muscles; digestion slows and stomach acidity increases thus decreasing your appetite.