10 doctors weighed in:

Kava kava and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not recommended

Kava Kava has some significant potential negative side effects.
It has never been shown to be helpful in double blind controlled studies. therefore I would not recommend it with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

In brief: Not recommended

Kava Kava has some significant potential negative side effects.
It has never been shown to be helpful in double blind controlled studies. therefore I would not recommend it with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bad street idea

Popular notion: kava reduces Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) jitters.
But kava contains an MAO inhibitor which can interact badly, even dangerously with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Online would-be street-pharm advisors describe how to combine safely--please don't. (an updated version of uppers+downers from the studio 54 days).

In brief: Bad street idea

Popular notion: kava reduces Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) jitters.
But kava contains an MAO inhibitor which can interact badly, even dangerously with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Online would-be street-pharm advisors describe how to combine safely--please don't. (an updated version of uppers+downers from the studio 54 days).
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Kava Kava/Adderall

Kava kava has sedating effects, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is stimulant.
The sedative might help insomnia if due to long-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), when taken at bedtime.

In brief: Kava Kava/Adderall

Kava kava has sedating effects, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is stimulant.
The sedative might help insomnia if due to long-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), when taken at bedtime.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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 response of either when taking together.

In brief: 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 response of either when taking together.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors