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Kava kava and adderall

A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Opposites: If you mean Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in am/daytime and k-k at bedtime, then yes, ok. Otherwise, likely to see poor respons ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Bad street idea: Popular notion: kava reduces Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) jitters. But kava contains an MAO inhibitor which can interact badly ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Kava Kava/Adderall: Kava kava has sedating effects, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is stimulant. The sedative might help insomnia if due to long-act ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: New research indicates there are advantages to using kava to treat anxiety, rather than pharmaceutical drugs. A trial of 60 people with chronic level ... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Caution: Although a traditional beverage in polynesian cultures, kava extracts have been associated with liver damage. See: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmw ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Careful: Kava kava has been used for many psychiatric conditions, however the evidence is strongest for efficacy in treating anxiety. However there are signifi ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Davies
23 years experience Psychiatry
Dangerous: It has been used for anxiety, but there is a risk that it can hurt your liver.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
With caution: Whenever any 2 drugs or herbs are taken that can cause relaxation/sedation there can be an additive effect so you get more sedated than either alone- ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
Mostly: If you are not taking other medications and use proper doses, these may be safe. Both are sedating and can cause reactions or possible allergy. Vale ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't do it: I'd urge you not to use it at all. You don't know what parts of the plant are in your tea / pills, the benefits are dubious, and there are better ways ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: With the individual. Kava is hard on the liver and cause liver issues in normal doses in as little as 1-3 months. Read up on it and be careful. ht ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Good Kava is safe: Kava drinkers relate a pleasant sense of tranquillity & sociability upon consumption. Original scientific studies of Kava was performed by the no ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Kava: Kava is a supplement sometimes used for anxiety or stress. It has caused many cases of liver damage, resulting in the need for liver transplants and d ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Root for relaxation: Kava is a plant whose root is used as a natural treatment for anxiety and insomnia. It has a long history of safe folk use in fiji but certain prepara ... Read More

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