Does Adderall Make You Dehydrated?
No, adderall may make you dehydrated and give you dry mouth. This is due to adderall’s ability to inhibit the production of saliva in your mouth which can reduce your overall feeling of hydration.
In this article, we’ll discuss more about Adderall and how it may make you feel dehydrated, and what you could do to help reduce the overall effects.
If you want natural options that are not Adderall, check out our Adderall Alternatives page.
How does Adderall make you feel dehydrated?
As we’ve mentioned, Adderall may make you feel dehydrated by inhibiting your body’s ability to produce saliva.
Or more technically, it is a central monoamine-mediated side-effect from increased adrenergic outflow, from the action of norepinephrine on central alpha-2 receptors which are involved in your body’s regulation of saliva.
This can affect your overall perception of how hydrated you actually are.
That said, there are ways that Adderall can make you dehydrated, albeit indirectly.
Adderall may make you dehydrated by making you forget to drink water while you are under the effects of the drug. You may experience a feeling of being hyped-up from Adderall and simply forget to consume enough fluids.
How can you reduce the effects of Adderall making you feel dehyrated?
To fight the dry mouth caused by Adderall which may make you feel dehydrated, there are numerous things that you can do to help reduce the effects.
The first thing that you can do is to add more juicy fruits into your diet. Watermelon, oranges, plums, peaches – these are all good options to keep your mouth moist and comfortable.
It’s also worth staying away from food and drink that have levels of caffeine or sodium – these can absorb the water in your body and may potentially make your dry mouth even worth.
Chewing gum is also a good idea. Constantly having something in your mouth that you are chewing and working over can force your body to supply you with more saliva which may help alleviate the symptoms of dehydration-feeling dry mouth caused by Adderall.
Finally, there is an over-the-counter product called Biotene that may help. It’s a fairly inexpensive mouth rinse which may help to reduce the overall symptoms of dry mouth.
How to reduce actual dehydration from Adderall?
If you are not drinking enough while using Adderall – you may become dehydrated. The only solution there is to this problem is that you should be drinking more water and keeping an eye on your fluid intake.
Actively monitoring your fluid intake and making sure you drink enough a day while taking Adderall should effectively solve this problem.
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Hi, I’m Pablo Garduno. I am a biohacking enthusiast, and Head Writer of SanDiegoHealth.org. I write the majority of the content on this site, and appreciate you taking the time to read my work.