How to get Adderall to wear off fast? (+3 tips)

In this article, we will discuss how to get Adderall to wear off faster, how drinking water can help with this, how eating healthy food can help, how exercise can help and how vitamin C can be helpful. In addition to this, factors that may influence the rate of elimination of Adderall from the body will also be discussed.

How to get Adderall to wear off fast?

The effects of Adderall (amphetamine +dextroamphetamine) can wear off faster from the body if the rate of elimination of this drug is made faster. You can use the following tips to make it faster for the body to eliminate Adderall.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat healthy food
  • Exercise regularly
  • Take vitamin C regularly

Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (1).

According to the data, Adderall takes about 4-6 hours for its effects to wear off, whereas, the exact duration is not confirmed as multiple factors are responsible for this process (2). So, it depends highly on the dose of Adderall and the duration of the regimen. Individual sensitivity plays a major role in this as well.

It is important to note that the use of other medications or supplements,  inducing vomiting or using alcohol or drugs can be dangerous to make the effects of Adderall wear faster so it is not recommended. There are chances of interactions and adverse effects that can be life-threatening. 

It is essential to consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns related to eliminating Adderall faster or wearing off its effects. They can guide you and look for a safer way depending upon the requirements of your body.

The following steps can help eliminate Adderall faster from the body causing the effects to wear off faster.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water after taking Adderall can help with flushing out the effects from the body (3). You need to aim for 8-10 glasses of water. Adding broths, herbal teas and diluted fruit juices can also help with eliminating the effects of Adderall faster.

Drinking more water or fluids produces more urine in the body which helps with removing Adderall from the body along with other metabolites. Staying hydrated also helps improve the blood flow. Improved blood flow also helps with improved functions of the organs such as kidneys and liver (4).

Improved functions of the kidney and liver can help with the faster elimination of Adderall which can lead to wearing off the effects of Adderall (5). 

Eating healthy food

A healthy diet can help you with improved functioning and a healthy metabolic rate. This can lead to quicker elimination of Adderall from the body helping you to wear off the effects faster. Enhancing and improving gut health can also help with the elimination of Adderall from the body by increasing the digestion and metabolism of food (6). 

A diet rich in fibre, prebiotics and probiotics enhances the digestion process and leads to quicker elimination thereby a quicker elimination of Adderall from the body as well.   

Regular exercise

Regular exercise can help reduce stress and improve mood, digestion and metabolic rate of the body. All these can help with a quicker elimination of Adderall from the body leading to a faster wearing off of the effects of Adderall.

Cycling, walking, swimming or any other method of exercise can be helpful in making your body active and healthy, leading to a healthier cycle. An active lifestyle can result in a healthy life.

Taking vitamin C

Vitamin C has good antioxidant properties. It fights the harmful free radicals in the body and helps to eliminate them thereby protecting the cells. Incorporating a vitamin C-rich diet can help with boosting metabolism and potentially accelerate the elimination of Adderall (7). 

Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus food such as oranges and lemons, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli etc. This food can help you with a quicker elimination of Adderall from the body.  However, there is limited research available on the direct impact of vitamin C on Adderall.

What factors influence Adderall withdrawal?

The wearing off of the effects of Adderall depends upon multiple factors. Such factors include the following.

  • Dosage and formulation of Adderall: Higher doses and prolonged use of Adderall or the use of extended-release formulations can make the drug stay in the system longer. In some cases, the doctor may prescribe Adderall with its extended-release formulation. This can also delay the elimination and lead to a longer duration of effect.


  • Individual metabolic rate: A faster metabolic rate causes a faster elimination of Adderall from the body.


  • Liver and kidney functions: Any anomalies in the normal functioning of the kidneys and liver affect the clearance rate of the drug from the body.


  • Stomach contents and its pH: The acidity and pH of the stomach along with the presence and absence of food in the stomach affects the elimination rate of Adderall.


  • Concurrent medications: If you are taking some other medications that may interact with Adderall and can prolong or shorten the metabolic and elimination rate of the Adderall. 


  • Hydration and urinary pH: Hydration enhances the body functions of the patient. So, taking Adderall with plenty of water can help with quicker elimination.  

In my opinion, if you are taking Adderall and want to get rid of its stimulatory effects then using the above-mentioned strategies is better and safer as compared to using some drugs or supplements as there is an increased risk of interactions and adverse effects due to the concurrent use. 

The interactions can cause high blood pressure or lead to cardiovascular issues that can be life-threatening. It is advised to not make haste in wearing off the effects of Adderall as it can be dangerous for the patient. You need to be patient with the wearing off of the effects to let it happen normally by the body.

If you have any concerns regarding the wearing off of the effects of Adderall then consulting your healthcare provider is always the best choice.





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