Reply To: Generic Adderall

Penny Williams

@alcx46 makes a good point: what you eat and other factors can affect medication efficacy from one day to the next. You should definitely avoid citrus and citric acid (found in soda and other foods), within 2 hours of taking medication for optimal results. Maybe try tracking your food intake and medication efficacy each day for a few weeks and see if there’s a pattern to days it doesn’t seem to work as well.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism