Appetite stimulating drugs for ADHD
Treatment of ADHD with stimulants sometimes shows the side effect of appetite inhibition.
In this section, we collect medications that can counteract this.
One animal study suggests a weight-promoting aspect of augmenting administration of fluoxetine. However, due to the significant side effects of antidepressants, this is unlikely to be useful in practice.1
Chirokikh AA, Uddin SMZ, Areikat N, Jones R, Duque E, Connor C, Hadjiargyrou M, Thanos PK, Komatsu DE (2022): Combined methylphenidate and fluoxetine treatment in adolescent rats significantly impairs weight gain with minimal effects on skeletal development. Bone. 2022 Nov 30;167:116637. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2022.116637. PMID: 36462772. ↥