Adderall vs Phentermine

Adderall
(Rx)
Phentermine
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Adderall is a CNS stimulant and an ADHD medication.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Weight Loss
2.2
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Weight Loss
2.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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January 19, 1960
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
364,774 Discussions
94,308 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Tiredness
#7 for Weight Loss
Adderall is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Weight Loss
#2 for Weight Gain
#4 for Overweight
#5 for Obesity
Phentermine is prescribed for Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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Addiction
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Euphoria
4
Headaches
4
Irritability
3
Paranoia
2
Nausea
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Psychosis
2
Mood Swings
1
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Dry Mouth
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Palpitations
1
Irritability
1
Hypothyroidism
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Tachycardia
1
Heart Problems
1
Hair Loss
1
Mood Swings
1
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Adderall during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Phentermine is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Adderall and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Phentermine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 18.75 mg, 30 mg, 37.5 mg
Tablet: 8 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 37.5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amphetamine Aspartate/Amphetamine Sulfate/Dextroamphetamine
Phentermine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Adderall and Phentermine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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