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can drug test tell the difference between adderall and vyvanse

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : A basic drug test will be ok However a more expensive confirmation test if they pay to run it will tell which different amphetamines are present

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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not from what I hear: Perhaps someone knows otherwise - but I've never heard that they can discriminate between amphetamines. Good luck.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pharmacology: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has a half-life of approx. 12 hours and it takes 4 half lives for the drug to be eliminated from the body. Vyvanse (lisdexa ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Same result: Adderall is the active ingredient in Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Mixed amphetamine salts show up on SAMHSA urine screens.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Rarely: One can differ the two but it would be unusual for one to make the effort. Most tests simply screen for THC.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: a good Drug testing protocol and an experienced Medical Review Officer should determine whether your drug test is truly POSITIVE.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
They are stimulants: They are different versions of a stimulant. The main difference from my perspective is how an individual responds to them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Methadone requires a specific test; morphine shows up on the general opioid test and Methadone does not.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dahmes
45 years experience Psychiatry
Different molecules: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an amphetamine and is a pro-drug meaning it is not active until it enters the blood stream. Adipex is a sympathomimetic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Different molecules: Hi. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall are different (but related) molecules. It is possible to distinguish them, but I don't know if urine scree ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Delivery form: Both a amphetamine (amp). Adderall is a blend of d-amp (50%) and d, l-amp (50%). Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is called a prodrug: it is d-amp linked ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Is a mixture of amphetamine salts that has been carefully studied and approved for the treatment of add and adhd. Adderex is a supplement blend but ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on tests: Kenneth G answered 8 months ago It all depends on the test they use. With a basic screen, amphetamine like drugs will look like the same things. If th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of test. Most commonly tests are screening tests that only look for any opiate. Mass spectrometry can differentiate different type of opiates.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usama Sabzwari
18 years experience Psychiatry
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) v adderall : Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adderall are both amphetamine salts. The only difference is that Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has less potential to be ab ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Methylphenidate : Both are brands of mph. Ritalin (methylphenidate) starts working in ~30 min, peaks ~1 1/2-2 hrs, & wears off in ~4hours. Concerta works in ~1 hr, pea ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are many similaritires. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affects more parts of the brain.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends: on whether the test is a rapid test cup or sent to the lab. If the rapid cup they can not tell the difference if they send it off they can tell the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Chemistry: Methamphetamine, or meth, is double methylated, while amphetamine is single methylated. Simple put it makes it stronger, faster acting, and more dang ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Different classes: Concerta is methylphenidate delivered in a sophisticated capsule that uses osmotic pressure to deliver the medication over time. Adderall (dextroamph ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
It makes sense to: Let the testing center know you are taking adderal with a doctor's prescription.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
A few: Both are amphetamines, but vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is pure d-amphetamine and Adderall is a mixture of d and l amphetamine. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Very Similar: The body metabolizes vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) into a chemical that is found in the medicine adderall, so they are very similar medications. The prim ... Read More

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