Posted by Katalina on April 30, 2002, at 13:31:34
In reply to Dexedrine is still the strongest diet pill made, posted by 3 Beer Effect on April 26, 2002, at 23:53:18
> They have come out with a bunch of weight loss medications in the last fifty years like Didrex, Tenuate, Phentermine, Mazindol, etc in an attempt to seperate CNS activation from weight loss but all have proven unsuccesful at doing this except for fenfluramine which makes you sleepy.
> Still Dextroamphetamine is the strongest of the anorectics/weight loss medications with the possible exception of the never prescribed Desoxyn (methamphetamine hcl). It is the standard that other prescription diet pills are measured by.
> They gave rats Dexedrine one hour before every meal & they starved to death in two weeks. I'm sure they gave those rats very high doses, so that is an extreme example, but Dexedrine does cause weight loss in most people. Dexedrine Spansules are weaker and are probably less effective at lowering appetite and weight loss. Dexedrine & other amphetamines like Adderall even causes a decrease in taste sensation so food doesn't taste that great & then theoretically you eat less.
> I think anyone who took a sufficient dose of the immediate release Dexedrine one or two hours before every meal would definitely lose weight. I lose weight from it & I would like to gain weight, I just take it for ADD. I've dropped 20 lbs twice- i'm 6'1" and went from 185 to 165 lbs, once when taking Ritalin and once when taking Dexedrine.
> Also, Adderall causes weight loss- Shire pharmaceuticals did not create Adderall in a lab, they merely purchased the rights to an old drug from another pharm company & then renamed & sold it as Adderall. Adderall is not some newfangled ADD formulation but an old discontinued amphetamine diet pill that was called Obetrol.
Just wanted to comment that I also can not keep weight on with Adderall (30 mgs a day). I'm 31 and 5'5" and 97 lbs. I am completely cut up, look like I'm all muscle and don't necessarily look bad, although my sister told me I'm bordering on being "crack skinny". I'm not intentionally trying to lose weight, in fact I try to make a point to eat whenever I can, but it seems my metabolism is just much quicker now. I also have two kids under 3 and run around after them all day. I'm also on 75 mgs. of Effexor and .5 mgs. of klonopin a day. I feel wonderful and if being too thin is the only negative side effect, so be it!
I also think obese people should have a shot at amphetamines. Especially those who are fat and depressed about it. Adderall has been such a positive thing in my life (ADD-wise and mood improvement) I can only imagine what it could do for someone with low self esteem and lack of will power issues.