Laurence Lee

July 1, 2022 in Supplements

I recently wrote an article about interactions between antidepressants and nootropics. Another area of crossover (where a person might want to take two different things for the same reason) is people with ADHD. People with attention-deficit symptoms may be prescribed a stimulant like Adderall and also be interested in nootropics.

According to Psychology Today, millions of people are turning to nootropics to help with attention and other focus problems. If you’re also taking Adderall, you need to consult a physician before taking any other nootropic, supplement, or other medication.

I was able to locate only one contraindication with a common nootropic ingredient. (“Contraindicate” is a fancy word for, “stay away from these two things together.)

On a website used as a resource for some medical professionals, they cite Ginkgo as a major risk for people taking Adderall and similar stimulants. Taking Ginkgo at the same time as these drugs could increase the risk of seizures.

While I couldn’t find any other contraindicated nootropic ingredients, it’s important to remember that Adderall is in the amphetamine family; if you’re interested in any supplements while taking a stimulant that powerful, you need to consult your doctor.

Related articles: Nootropics vs Adderall | NooCube vs Adderall | Mind Lab Pro vs Adderall.

About the author 

Laurence Lee

Lee is a neuroscientist who has dedicated his career to understanding the inner workings of the brain. He has seen firsthand the power of these supplements in improving cognitive function and believes that more people should be aware of their benefits. In his articles, Lee shares his extensive knowledge on the subject and provides unbiased reviews of different products.

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