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Anyone have information on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) vs adderal to treat add and which is better?

Anyone have information on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) vs adderal to treat add and which is better?

It depends: Both meds are similar. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) i believe now has a generic form, whic is not the case with vyvance, which would clearly be a potential financial savings. Still some insurances or payment sources will not approve vyvance as a first line drug, you would need to fail Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other similar drugs, sometimes even 2 before vyvance is uses. For many people vyvance seems to be easier to tolerate, l. ...Read more

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I'm on Klonopin and adderal and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to treat dpdr. my effects arent changing and the meds seem to negate themselves. i need to open up a dialogue!

I'm on Klonopin and adderal and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to treat dpdr. my effects arent changing and the meds seem to negate themselves. i need to open up a dialogue!

You're right!: Have a good dialogue w/ the doctor(s) who prescribed - your feedback should guide adjustments and a referral for CBT therapy. It optimizes outcome w/ or w/out meds. You sound like a great candidate for learning how to manage your life w/ some coaching and support. Be hopeful and firm toward meeting your needs. Best! ...Read more

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Could you give me more information about Adderall versus vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Could you give me more information about Adderall versus vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Sure.: Adderall xr has a two-hit delivery system, one kicking in 20-30 minutes after taking it and then again 3 1/2 to 4 hours later. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug that is inactive till it gets into the body and is broken down into lysine and amphetamine. That means effects start up much more slowly (1-2 hours) and taper off much more gradually. Side effects and benefits are about the same. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for add?

What is the difference between Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for add?

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 to an amino acid. It is inactive till it gets in the body, where an enzyme cleaves the molecule, releasing d-amp. That means a very different release pattern, and it is the longest acting oral stimulant. Some like one, others the other. Both can be effective. ...Read more

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159lbs when first started vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) after maybe 1 month became 148lbs & 2 weeks later 138lbs after adding adderall. Currently 135lbs. Is this abnormal?

Common, NOT normal: Hi! Vyvanse is a stimulant that is frequently used to treat ADHD as well as over-eating disorders; however, it can cause unintended weight loss also (anorexia). You should discuss with the doctor who prescribed it; they will want to know how much you typically eat each day and whether this has changed since being on the meds. Also things like changes in skin and hair can help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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I take adderall and vyvanse for adult ADD. 40 mg vyvanse and 30mg adderall in the morning. I was rx 50mg tramadol for mod pain. Is this ok to mix?

I take adderall and vyvanse for adult ADD. 40 mg vyvanse and 30mg adderall in the morning. I was rx 50mg tramadol for mod pain. Is this ok to mix?

No: Avoid tramadol with Adderall / vyvanse, risk of seizure activity. Try other analgesics, call your doctor, meanwhile you can use OTC acetaminophen or NSAIDs, unless contraindicated, as they don't interact with the other drugs (Adderall /vyvanse) ...Read more

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I have ADD started vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 4yrs ago hated it, switched to 20mg adderall IR 2x a day. Read addy can cause dependence and withdrawals. This scares me?

I have ADD started vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 4yrs ago hated it, switched to 20mg adderall IR 2x a day. Read addy can cause dependence and withdrawals. This scares me?

Research supports : We have several long term research studies which support the use of stimulants for the long term in patients. Many measurements are improved with long term stimulant use, including level of education. Job attainment, level of income, chances of successful marriage, median home cost. The reduction of impulsivity over time yields benefits. Risk of drug abuse also is less with long term rx. ...Read more

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I have mild sinus tachycardia and add. I have tried adderall, ritalin, vyvanse& strattera, (atomoxetine) Adderall worked best, but should I not bc of tachy?

I have mild sinus tachycardia and add.  I have tried adderall,  ritalin,  vyvanse& strattera, (atomoxetine)  Adderall worked best,  but should I not bc of tachy?

Release form.: Talk with your doctor about your tachycardia. If you are taking an immediate release form, maybe the symptoms would resolve if you were taking an extended release form. ...Read more

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I have adhd-pi with sct and severe fatigue; I have little to no help from concerta, adderall, or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my add. I have heard desoxyn might help?

A small chance : There is a small chance that Desoxyn (methamphetamine) would help if the other stimulants and or amphetamines have not helped. Also stimulants are often not very helpful in inattentive adhd. ...Read more

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