ZocdocAnswersCan I take Adderall and Vicodin together?

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Can I take Adderall and Vicodin together?

Need adderall for ADHD and need vicodin for my burned leg.

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Anytime you ever have a question about whether two of your medications can be taken together, you should always contact the doctor that prescribed your last medication. Alternatively, you can contact your primary care physician who can do a search for you to see if any drug interactions exist. In this case taking Adderall and Vicodin together is probably okay, but I cannot say this for sure without seeing your past medical history and the other medications and supplements you may be taking. I will say they have a bit of an opposite effect and you may not like the way you feel taking both of these. Adderall is a stimulant and is used to help people focus. Vicodin is a combination of two medications. First, it contains hydrocodone which is a narcotic pain medication that can cause drowsiness, sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and constipation. Thus, it will worsen any of your symptoms of ADHD. The second medication that's in Vicodin is acetaminophen. This is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is also a pain reliever, but is also used to bring down fevers. Remember that you cannot take any more than 3 to 4 g of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period. This means that you have to be very careful about how many Vicodin you take not just because of the hydrocodone and its symptoms of drowsiness but also because of the acetaminophen. As stated above, I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues.

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