- Not at the same time of day, say a couple of hours later? I am taking the Lisinopril for heart failure.
I have taken Adderall with lisinopril, but I don't recommend the combo. It's not that the two drugs so much interact, it's just the fact that they have opposite effects on your body. The main function of lisinopril is to decrease the workload on your heart. Adderall, being a stimulant, has the opposite effect. Taking them a couple hours apart shouldn't help either because the lisinopril stays in your system until you take your next dose. Adderall will work quickly and wear off quickly.
It helps to think of the heart as if it were a person: Your heart on the lisinopril is like a person walking at a normal speed- not the fastest, but has much more endurance than a sprinter (your heart on Adderall). Sure, sprinting is more exciting, but that person (your heart) needs to keep going for the rest of your life, so a steady walk (no Adderall) is much safer.
If you're having attention problems, you might want to ask your doctor about guanfacine (Intuniv). I've never taken it, but it's used in some people for ADHD and works differently than the stimulant medications. Always check with your cardiologist before taking anything just to be safe.
Good luck with everything!
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