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A 24-year-old male asked:

can i take minipress (prazosin) with adderall?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes!: There is no interaction between the two.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
See below: There are no drug-drug interactions between Adderall and minipress (prazosin). However discuss it with your prescribing doc as the disorders being treated might be impacted.

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