Suboxone and Adderall Mixing – Understanding The Consequences [SIMPLE ANSWERS]

Many individuals have ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

This is a very detrimental disorder, which can negatively impact an individual’s life.

Thankfully, there are some medications, including Adderall, which can decrease the effects of ADHD. Some individuals have wondered about mixing Suboxone and Adderall. 

Is this possible and safe? 

Below, you will learn about mixing these two substances.


A Negative Result

Many people consume one of these medications. Suboxone is capable of helping an individual fight off their cravings for narcotics.

On the other hand, Adderall can calm an individual down and help curb their ADHD symptoms. When used together, the results are usually negative. Many users admit that they did not feel the Suboxone and insist that the Adderall only increases their cravings for other illicit medications.

This is not the type of result you’re after, as a Suboxone user, trying to break free of other drugs.


How to Use Suboxone and Adderall Safely

If you intend to switch off of Suboxone and consume Adderall, you need to do so correctly.

Consuming drugs together inappropriate can be incredibly dangerous! Before you take Adderall, you need to wait until the Suboxone has tapered off and dissipated from your system. It helps to ensure that no negative side effects experience. It’ll also ensure that you’ll benefit from the Adderall.



Before you attempt to use these medications, you should wait until the Suboxone has entirely left your system. This will ensure that you do not feel any negative side effects and will allow you to benefit from the Adderall.

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David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.


  1. this combo for me, in higher doses especially started cuzing a exessive yawns, tighht throat, sleep apnea, and minor withdrawl symptoms, idk why… its like im still 25% sick

  2. Seriously, who runs this page?? There is no actual scientific data to backup any of the statements made in this article (and by the way by scientific, I mean peer-reviewed journals/articles on websites that tend to end in .edu, and not Wikipedia or other unreliable internet sources).
    Scientifically, those two medications do not interact with each other in any way, neither negative nor positive, as long as they are taken as prescribed and by the person they are prescribed to…They work on completely different neurotransmitters in your brain.
    Personally, from my own experiences, those two medications didn’t interact either. At one point in my life I was guilt ridden by certain organization, telling me that I can’t be clean if I am on Adderall, even if I take it as prescribed, so I switched to Strattera (I apologice if I mispelled the name). Strattera is also used to tread ADHD and ADD, but in totally different chemical pathways. For some people it works, for some it doesn’t. I still remember, how bad my ADD got when I was on Strattera (for one year), I couldn’t even finish one sentence, not to mention have any quality of life. Finally, now Im back on Adderall, as well as I am still on Suboxone (I’m down to 1mg/day), and I finally got my life back in order. So, personally, I have had only positive experiences when being prescribed both of those medications simultaneously, as I have taken them as prescribed.

  3. This statement has no actual scientific backup. Those two drugs work on completely different neurotransmitters in your brain, which do not interact in any way, neither negative nor positive.

  4. Finally, an educated answer. You are 100% right, those two do not cancel each other out. However, if someone thinks that the Adderall provokes their cravings for opiates, then that means that they are either, abusing Adderall (not taking as prescribed by doctor), or they may have psychological cravings (and not an actual physical cravings), because of the common stereotype of adults that are prescribed Adderall (only due to the fact that Adderall is mostly abused in college-age population). Also you may have those psychological cravings, due to the guilt thats been forced down upon you from organizations like AA or NA (that say that if you are on any controlled prescription drugs, no matter if it is even the only medication for your diagnosis, you are not actually clean…btw thats bull****).

  5. I have done a great mistake of using the Suboxone pill for the addiction recovery along with the adderall pill for the treatment of my narcolepsy. Due to their combinations, I have got some of the side effects. But I immediately went to the doctors and got his suggestions to stop using the adderall drug. Now, I’m really happy with the positive results with no any other problem of opioid addiction.

  6. I have two sons and one of my sons has the ADHD problem from the childhood. For the last two years, we have been taking a treatment with the adderall drug. Now, he is also addicted to the pain killers and doctors suggested him to stop using the adderall pill and start using the Suboxone drug for his addiction recovery.

  7. My mother is recently affected by the narcolepsy issues and she is also experience a lot of leg and joint pains. For reducing these painful conditions, she is always using the different pain killers and now they have become an addiction to her. For the narcolepsy, she is using the adderall drug and for the addiction recovery doctors told her to use Suboxone drug. But at the same time, our physician advised me to don’t combine both these pills by temporarily stop using the adderall.

  8. So per the “professional opinion” sited here, taking Adderall on Suboxone will induce cravings in “most”. Hmmm. This is not a FACT. Suboxone/Subutex/Buprenorphine helps cravings and is prescribed for addiction ie. opiate withdrawl but is often used long term. It is also used in pain management, depression rarely and yes, in canines! It is not only for IV heroin users, any opiates and other off label uses exist. In my decades of experience in pharmacology, I know many doctors who prescribe both. No interactions reported or on warning label of either drug. On a personal note, I have not noticed any side effects, the two did not cancel each other out, cause cravings or opiate withdrawl when mixed. Also take these meds under a physicians care and as prescribed. Never share medications with anyone. Sub and benzos can interact, check with your health care professional. Never take internet advice as “gospel”. Consult your doc!

  9. My God–these are doctors and medical school students??!!
    Saying to get off of suboxone before taking Adderall? Why don’t you give reasons and back up your “knowledge”?
    My Dr is an ADHD specialist and is a Suboxone provider also–who prescribes me both-with great results–
    What is this website for? Whom is this for?

  10. Some people will not feel any side effects temporarily or permanently but most are going to feel them.

  11. This article is vague at best and definitely doesn’t constitute “everything you need to know about” these two drugs being taken together. I’ve taken both these medications for over a year now and haven’t suffered “negative” effects. What are these mysterious negative effects or results? Where is the research data to support these claims ? Even with an attached disclaimer, someone looking for bonafied information to treat their issues could be steered in the wrong direction if coming across this article. I

  12. I like how accurate and full of factual information this page is. Im thoroughly impressed. Id imagine the author of this page actually took the time to google both of these drugs and probably read most of the wikipedia on at least one of the. Clearly highly educated I bet they even have a GED. I say that because this is clearly a very educated guess.

    “Many users admit (admit makes sense here because it sounds like admittance of guilt. Suboxone is only ever used to treat addiction and addicts are bad people.) that they did not feel the Suboxone and insist (They insist!! I mean fuck. Forget double blind studies that use placebo or citing any kind of actual data or research. This is iron clad anecdotal evidence.)that the Adderall only increases their cravings for other illicit medications. (Speaking of citing other material or sources. Just who are these “many users”? Who cares if it was from reading a post on Bluelight or Opiophile from an anonymous person with a screen name of ILuvCoXnSmack.” This is not the type of result that you’re after, as a Suboxone user, who is trying to break free of other drugs.” Do not forget that suboxone is only for the most hardcore of ex IV heroin users. They are still criminals.

    In conclusion youre in a tweaker pad somewhere in the midwest. Youve got a grip of suboxone your P.O. gives you in one hand and a fat grip of stolen adderall in the other. Dont take em together or it will be negative. Nevermind how it will be negative or any examples of negative effects or the physiological mechanism that triggers them. Ultimately they are both drugs and drugs R bad. Taking them together can ONLY be…twice times as bad.


  13. Hi Im trying to find out if its safe to take paxil, suboxone and adderall close together. I cant seem to find an answer no how. Can anyone answer this for me.

  14. I fully disagree. I went from 2mg of subutex to .25mg of subutex in 2 months after starting 30mg of adderall. To me, the adderall replaces the subutex. I can literally substitute them. Yes, the adderall makes me more awake, and the subutex would definitely make me more sleepy usually, but I have no interaction with the 2 at the 2mg or below level. Now, that said, I took 3mg of subutex with 20mg of adderall and that was weird. But, I have hardly any cravings for the subutex when taking adderall (even when adderall is in my system). In short, adderall helped me cut my dose of subutex into 1/8th of what it was only 60 days earlier. Thoughts?

    -A 7- year sub user, 6 month Adderall user

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