Vitamins & Stimulants: A Bad Interaction?


"I heard recently that vitamin supplements interact with stimulant medication. Is that true?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

I know of no evidence to suggest that vitamins have any impact on the effectiveness of stimulants. Feel free to take your vitamins whenever it's convenient — before, after, or at the same time that you take the stimulant.

Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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