View Full Version : Adderall Effects on The Liver?

10-29-07, 12:27 AM
Are there any known side effects of Adderall as far as negative impacts on the liver? Any help or information is appreciated, Thanks!

10-29-07, 12:44 AM
Also, Negative effects on the cardiovasicular system, if any, or any other negative effects would be greatly appreciated, i'm trying to collect as much information as I can! Thanks again!

10-29-07, 12:47 AM
I know that my doc (ADD specialist) checks liver enzymes as part of the bloodwork he does (and gives EKGs) for his pts on stimulants.

Stimulants can change heart rhythms, so an EKG (1x) on a new med is important.

He also checks my BP regularly.

You should be getting all three checked, yup.

10-29-07, 12:55 AM
As far as I know, you probably will not have to worry about anything on the hepatic angle, as amphetamines are excreted fairly easily and show little toxicity here.

10-29-07, 05:19 PM
don't think there are any effects on the liver but cardiac there may be. All depends on how your system reacts to the meds. Blood pressure will be checked regularly, my pdoc checks my blood pressure every time I see him. You will most likely have blood work done periodically just to be sure everything is ok.

10-29-07, 06:17 PM
I take Milk Thirstle supplements daily.
I'm hoping it works;)

10-29-07, 06:20 PM
I take Milk Thirstle supplements daily.
I'm hoping it works;)
Great idea, I forgot about that. I take it from time to time to cleanse my liver. Tylers liver detox is also a good one, although it is more expensive.

10-29-07, 07:23 PM
Dandelion is supposed to be good as well.

07-02-11, 09:23 PM
I apologize for opening an ancient thread but......

I take Milk Thistle and I'm wondering when the best time would be to take it.

I'm currently on 20mg Adderall XR, once a day. The Milk Thistle needs to be taken twice a day. I'm wondering if I take it too close to the Adderall, could the Milk Thistle interfere with the Adderall, like rush is out of my body too fast?

It might be a dumb question, but the Adderall XR costs me $220/mo and I don't want it wasted......

Thanks in advance!


07-07-11, 04:55 PM
I have hep-c and I take milk thistle along with a few other supplements that support liver health. I take them about an hour after my morning dose of Adderall (30mg IR). I'm not sure how long I've had hep but I found out in 2002 when I participated in a blood drive. Anyway I've never had any liver enzyme problems, just the virus present in my blood. I get blood tests every 6 months. Three years of taking 60mg a day of Adderall doesn't seem to be doing any damage....I'm sure the milk thistle helps.

07-07-11, 06:46 PM
I believe they check liver enzyme levels because if there's a problem with your liver, it can lead to a buildup of Adderall in your system. I'm not aware of it causing liver problems though.

07-07-11, 06:49 PM
I think my liver is ok. Does your liver hurt?

07-07-11, 11:15 PM
my liver and cholesterol got better after starting adderall. I take lots of suppliments, for my liver i take Liv 52, which has some studies backing it unlike milk thistle which I also have.