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danny Says:
 
can you take methadone while taking adderall

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David Says:
 
Hi Danny,

Based on my research there are no drug interactions found between Methadone and Adderall. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist, but my sources state that every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate.

On a side note, there are interactions found between certain foods or drinks and both of your medications:

Regarding Methadone, it states that co-administration with grapefruit juice may increase the plasma concentrations of the drug. (So you'll want to try and avoid drinking this when your taking methadone).

Regarding Adderall, it states to generally avoid alcohol, as it may potentiate the cardiovascular effects of amphetamines (although the exact mechanism of interaction is unknown).

I hope this helps!

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Eric Rhoades Says:
 
I suppose I am the Guru of 'sorts'. That being said, I have survived the gamut of all extremes of opiates and amphet's. I'm currently on 120 mgs of Methadone (a blessing from the Lord!) and at the same time also on 30 mgs of Adderal which I usually taken up to 120 mg daily for a full blown 'battery charge'. That being said as soon as hr 22 > are upon me I am getting very irritable so I take 40 to 60 mg Methadone. To my horror, absolutely no effect is gained from this which is leading me to believe that Methadone and Adderall are competing for the same receptor sights. I have to end up either taking close to 100 mgs Methadone at once to try and relax or some Xanax if I can get my hands on some. If nothing relieves my hype, I get to bounce of the walls and go nutz! There has to be a connection between Adderal / Methadone receptors

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Addy Says:
 
I am currently detoxing from methadone, and I find that adderall takes away the pain and depression and other various side effects from the methadone withdraw. I know adderall is addictive, but could not possibly be as addictive as opioids. I'm currently on 25 mg of methadone. I take it at about 9 AM, and around 5 or 6 I start to get hot flashes and feel depressed and have pain everywhere. At this point I take anywhere from 15 to 30 mg of adderall and about 30 min later I feel like myself again, and actually have motivation to clean and work. So I too believe that adderall effects the same receptors as opioids, just not quite so much. Hope this info helps someone.

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don Says:
 
PPl, I think taking a CNS with your narcotics is a viable option for some. I take 200mg of done which I split, usually. 30-70mg vyvance and 60-10mg dextroamphetamine in a thirty day period. Along with that I use about 1gm of methamphetamine a week. This would be too much for most, but I'm 60 yr old. Been a poly drug user for fifty of those. I was seriously injured in the BOP. Was misdiagnosed for 8yrs. My right side(upper)is wasting away. C1 thru C7 plus T1 & 2 all shot. Our med. system is a joke. Sorry...the bottom line is CNS's & Narcotics do work well together and allow me to function. Lots of info about the combo around going back to the 50's. I believe you need sups. to help your body produce...Don't count on anyone but yourself. Learn. The WEB is a wonder. Use it./luck/don
ps. always keep some benzo's around in case...use as little as possible. Think Val's and Clonies are the most ap. because of muscle relaxing prop.'s. BP med goes along in sup. cat.\Clonidine .

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sfs2080 Says:
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Thats exactly how i feel except im on 40 mgs of methadone and and 80 mgs of adderall a day and adderall helps me detox off the methadone if needed but if I take them at the same time I feel higher than a kite..

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HOT BOSS Says:
 
Does Anyone Know what can take away the HOT FLAASHES from not having
Methadone in your system.I am trying to stop taking it ,aand it is very uncomfortable.

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Glenn Says:
 
Be careful with methadone on any mg. Even if you have a high tolerance for short-acting, long acting opiates and stimulants(remember also, certain stims differ, Ritalin is a NE and Dop reuptake and transport blocker, Focalin seems to be a "duel mechanism" reuptaking both dopamine, norepinephrine, but unlike Adderall doesn't touch even slightly serotonin. Adderall is more of a releaser. However, methadone, is extremely potent if never taken and one never knows(even though chances are, low dosage of methadone won't hurt, kill,etc.. mixed with Adderall) please..be careful.

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Lollipop Says:
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I,take 60mg of methadone also 60mg of adderal a day.I absolutely have no problem with neither of them.the only part I don't like from the amphetamine is when they make you feel like you took about 15 mini thins you feel like you are on edge.so that's why I take a klonopin to make that feeling go away.these two drugs help me stay focused through the day they make the anxiety go away also the depression,my social skills 100 percent better.Now on the other hand if I didn't have my amphetamine there is no way I can focus.its time to go night night.So basically I see nothing wrong with taking amphetamine with methadone.Don't let it control you make sure you control it.Also one other thing make sure you take some type of Benzo with it it will help take the edge off.

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Lollipop Says:
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You can't just stop taking methadone

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DG Says:
 
Dan,
Regarding methadone, if someone has been on it for relatively on a few weeks(3-4) than a one week taper can be effectively done, depending ofcourse of many factors such as the dosage(whether started on and remained with the 20mg range for chronic pain, or using higher dosages to titrate because of opiate detoxification reasons. Also, biological and socioeconomic stress factors play a role psychologically too) If you went for three day intervals, for example tapering off 20mgs using the following method: taking 10mg in the morning, 10mg at night, than went to 5mg am, 10mg for three days, following 5mg am 5mg at night, and finally 5mg for last three days down to nothing(again, based on factors mentioned above along with ones system and whether their CNS along with peripheral has been through withdrawals for example of other strong binding opioids in past. That could compromise someone to have to taper off a bit longer. Also, clonidine, hydroxyzine along with gabapentin or even lyrica short term use all in conjunction may be very beneficial in a faster taper.

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DG Says:
 
Dan,
Regarding methadone, if someone has been on it for relatively on a few weeks(3-4) than a one week taper can be effectively done, depending ofcourse of many factors such as the dosage(whether started on and remained with the 20mg range for chronic pain, or using higher dosages to titrate because of opiate detoxification reasons. Also, biological and socioeconomic stress factors play a role psychologically too) If you went for three day intervals, for example tapering off 20mgs using the following method: taking 10mg in the morning, 10mg at night, than went to 5mg am, 10mg for three days, following 5mg am 5mg at night, and finally 5mg for last three days down to nothing(again, based on factors mentioned above along with ones system and whether their CNS along with peripheral has been through withdrawals for example of other strong binding opioids in past. That could compromise someone to have to taper off a bit longer. Also, clonidine, hydroxyzine along with gabapentin or even lyrica short term use all in conjunction may be very beneficial in a faster taper.
@Lollipop-Regarding Adderall with methadone, one is a CNS stimulant, the other a CNS depressant. They don't have cross tolerance, but again, every individual differs. Have to take into various things such as tolerance, if someone has psychological related issues, psychosis, and many other possibly not fully consciously aware of which(although very low probability that someone wouldn't already realize they were suffering from a specific type of disorder) triggers mania, anxiety,etc.. However, I do disagree with the use two CNS depressants like clonazepam with methadone. That is dangerous(again not for all, but those who are not tolerant, have never taken both or one, along with the fact you now are dealing with various different neurotransmitters being potentially compromised, leading to minor side effects, to severe, to none many times. Always use precaution, know theyself:)

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really Says:
 
Dont take so much adderall and youll be fine.The key to methadone is stability
Do everything the same every day.Any little changes to dose of any drug your taking
will bring on some withdraw symptoms..

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gina Says:
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You can just stop taking methadone. I was on 80 mgs a day for three years and decided I didn't want to depend on something anymore! I did it cold Turkey! It was very hard! I couldn't sleep, had withdrawals pretty bad. But you will not die! You just need the will power!!!

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curtislow Says:
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Im on 60 mg of methadone a day and its been a blessing for me as well. I noticed that you said you take zanax with methadone. I have had a few friends die from that combination. The two drugs mixed together will shut your respiratory system down especially taking over a 100 mg of methadone. If I were you I would decide which is more important not withdrawing from opiates or anxiety atacks. If you keep taking both you wont have to worry much longer about either. Good luck. Ask your doctor about the combo.

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kcee Says:
 
that is definitely not true it is dangerous to take both IF you are not taking these medications the right way or under a doctors care some people such as myself really need that medication

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lostone Says:
 
I taken 160 mg of liquid methadone everyday for 10 years I can hardly feel it after 10 years at the same dose. When I wake up in the mourning I feel very sick till I dose to give me some energy about 4 months ago I started taking 15 mg of Adderall instant release .At first the combo worked great but now I feel great for about 4 hours then I feel scared nervous weak very sad how do I get out of this mess if I don't take the Adderall I just want to sleep have no energy talk very little feel sad not sure if it this bottle of genric Adderall or my brain chemistry or what but i can't go on like this I don't know what to do.

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unknown Says:
 
will Adderall decrease my steady methadone dose:?

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