Vitamins & Stimulants: A Bad Interaction?

Filed Under: Supplements for ADHD, Side Effects of ADHD Meds

Q:

"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).
A:

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.
 
Related Content
 
Copyright © 1998 - 2013 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 39 W. 37th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018