Adipex vs Adderall: what are the differences?

People want to take the best drugs for their condition. For those who suffer from behavioural problems, such as ADHD (psychomotor hyperactivity disorders), their doctor may prescribe to take Adderall or Adipex drugs. For those who plan to lose weight, this may not affect, especially if it has been in use for a long time. But of course, it is not always like that.
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1. Stimulant

Adderall is primarily a type of stimulant that affects the CNS (central nervous system). Its main purpose is to control hyperactive impulses. So, it is mainly used to control ADHD.
Adderall consists of many ingredients of the drug, namely: dextroamphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, amphetamine sulfate and monohydrated racial amphetamine sapartate, in approximately the same proportion (25%). The effect of this drug is oriented towards producing more norepinephrine and dopamine.

2. Two Forms

This medicine is also available in two forms: XR (extended release) and IR (immediate release). Adderall is an FDA-approved drug for ADHD. But it also has uses not listed on the label that are not yet approved by the Board of Medicines. One of the most controversial uses is for obesity management. Yes, many consumers use Adderall for this purpose and do not change specific behavior as with ADHD.
On the other hand, Adipex, popularly known as Adipex-P, is the immediate release of the drug on Fentermina. It is classified as a drug that suppresses the appetite. Thus, this drug is indicated for obese patients and for those who want to reduce their weight


Adipex targets the hypothalamus to release the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. This causes a flight or fight reaction that is responsible for reducing hunger. It also has a direct effect outside the brain by triggering the release of adrenaline into the fat cells of the target which will be used to drain excess fat to produce energy. In general, its therapeutic effect is to reduce hunger.
Like all other drugs, Adipex produces a number of side effects. Nevertheless, they are very well tolerated in most cases. Some of the most common side effects include increased blood pressure, palpitations, insomnia, irritability, dry mouth, blurred vision, diarrhea, nervousness and headaches, among others.
Adipex is only one of many trade names of general Fentermina. Other important brands are Ionamin, Obermine and Zantryl. Short-term use is recommended (usually up to 3 months). Its use is usually associated with an exercise program and a strict diet.
Roby Miller

Roby Miller

Hello ! I am Roby Miller, slimming coach, nutritionist, psychologist (diet specialist), author and consultant in nutrition and orthomolecular supplements.
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