Every drug has a certain interaction with another drug.We know that Adderall is the production name for a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Whereas valium belongs to the benzodiazepine group and its generic name is diazepam. It is generally used as an anti-anxiety and anti-epilepsy pill. Mixing Adderall and diazepam will surely have some health implications. Adderall decreases the attention deficit, but in turn, it makes a person anxious, whereas valium’s job is to decrease anxiety and provide relaxation to the mind and body. Thus, it can be said the effects of these two drugs totally contrast each other.
How mixing Adderall with Valium affects the brain?
Adderall is a combination of four amphetamine salts and it affects the brain by prompting the release of catecholamine at the brain synapses which stables the brain activity. But the diazepam being a benzodiazepine drug, activates the “GABA A” receptors in the brain, thereby decreasing the neural activities. So, we have already concluded that these two drugs have totally opposite effects on the brain. But there are no possible interactions between Adderall and Valium known to man, because the metabolism of Adderall is carried out by CYP2D6, while the diazepam is metabolised by CY34A. So, it is safe to say that these two does not have any adverse effect on the brain. But there may be adverse implications of mixing these two in our cardiovascular system. Since the amphetamine is a psycho stimulant, and valium is a CNS depressant, it may affect the heart by sending combination of contrasting signals.
Are there any medical uses in mixing Valium and Adderall?
Adderall is mixed with Valium to treat resistant social anxiety disorder in general. Reports have suggested that, a mixture of amphetamine salts with diazepam is very useful in treating refractory social anxiety disorder. Valium has some potential anxiolytic, sedative and hypnotic properties, whereas amphetamine causes rewarding behaviour, boosts up the social confidence and make a person extrovert by increasing dopaminergic actions in some specific cerebral regions. Consuming Valium along with Adderall should be considered as a therapeutic choice only, and this should be done under the strict guidance of a Psych pharmacologist.
What is the other motive of mixing diazepam with amphetamine salts?
Valium is also mixed with Adderall to ease the amphetamine comedown. Substance users have a tendency to use benzodiazepine such as diazepam, to direct the comedown after an amphetamine hinge. This results in using downers to take the path of uppers. But diazepam is surely a poor choice for this purpose. Due to its long life, ingesting diazepam in the evening may cause in a multi-day hangover in people who are naive to benzodiazepine drugs. The mixture of diazepam and amphetamine salts also results in serving a dual purpose. It increases the concentration and attention in a person as well as it relaxes the brain synapses resulting in the relaxation of mind and body.As these drugs can be easily bought from a cheap online pharmacy, people tend to mix the drugs too often.