Our 9 y.o. son (ADHD) has never slept well, and stimulants can easily keep him up until 3 a.m. You can imagine how everyone's next day looks!
Needless to say, we are on non-stimulant medications (guanfacine, etc.), though our doctor is recommending we try Adderall IR 5mg again.
Someone mentioned that Vitamin C (or acidic foods) might reduce the effectiveness of stimulants.... and maybe I could use this in the evening to help with sleep. Has anyone else come across this or had any experience?
It seems related to Adderall being counteracted by acidification. This morning I found an FDA 'drug interactions' sheet that mentions this. accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatf...
Would appreciate your thoughts!
I don’t remember where I read this but I believe that the acidic juices should be avoided 45 minutes before and after because it interferes with the absorption rate. However once it’s absorbed, I don’t think that it interacts or acts in anyway on the medication. Of course, this is based on memory of what I had read briefly and I don’t recall the source. If I can make a suggestion, I think that the pharmacist is a very good source of information on medications and all their interactions and precautions. Maybe check with the pharmacist filling the prescription for clarification. I hope this helps!