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A 33-year-old member asked:

can you tell me specifically how the drug vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Prodrug: Vyvase is converted in the liver into detroamphetamine, a stimulant used for adhd.
Dr. Matthew Davis
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Two part answer: (1) vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a compounded molecule of a normal Amino Acid and amphetamine. This property allows for its longer action in a unique way to the CNS stimulants as it takes time for the body to break it down before it works. (2) as an stimulant, it increases Dopamine and norepinephrine available to the part of the brain that allows one to inhibit undesired impulses and distractions.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for ?

5 doctor answers23 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
ADD and ADHD: It is an approved medication to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders in children and adults.
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Dr. Asim Rana commented
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Vyvanse is a longer acting form of amphetamine ( lisdexamfetamine) which is a medicine approved for treating ADHD in both adults and children but one should be aware of its addictive potential.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Side affects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Side efects: Insomnia, anxiety disorder, palpitation, dependance, like amphetamines can induce to panic attack , panic disorders, agitation, dry mouth, headache, irritability, visual problems, .....
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can I still be prescribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) over other add medications if I am changing to a new doctor?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: Usually, a good doctor will take a complete medical history and review old records before continuing a medication like vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). You can facilitate this by bringing in a copy of your medical records from your previous physician. If after reviewing the records and discussing your symptoms, the doctor feels like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) isn't the best medication for you, they will counsel you appropriately.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make you sweat a lot more when taking it?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It can but,: It will depend on how your body reacts to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Common side effects include decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, increased sweating, mild irritability, nervousness, or restlessness.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

How come I don't feel anything when taking 30mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need higher dose: You may need to ask your docotr to adjust the dose up. If higher dose is not effective enough to control your add or adhd, then you may want to discuss a change of medication. Keep in mind that your weight and fat percentage plays a huge factor plus the way you are taking the medication plus the acidity level of the stomach secretion plus the ph level of your body.

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