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Vyvanse (Definition)

Lisdexamfetamine is a medication to treat ...Read more


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Is it possible for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to lower my pain tolerance?

Unsure: No particular reason i can think of that it should, except that it may be making you more anxious, which can affect pain tolerance. If you did not have this on other forms of stimulants, would not expect you to have it with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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How can I lower my tolerance to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 50mg? It feels like it's losing effectiveness.

How can I lower my tolerance to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 50mg? It feels like it's losing effectiveness.

Not really: not really, you probably either need something else or your having another issue for whatever your taking it for such as lack of sleep, hormonal problem ...Read more

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Will splitting a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) capsule into two powdered doses impact its efficacy? In particular, will it decrease effect duration?

Will splitting a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) capsule into two powdered doses impact its efficacy? In particular, will it decrease effect duration?

Do not split: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a time released formulation. You should not try to split the dose. If yoiu find the morning dose does not last long enough, speak to the prescribing doctor about raising the dose, whcih should make the effect last longer. Vyvans comes in many doses, so it is likely that adjusting the dose will provide yoiu with the coverage yoiu seek. ...Read more

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I started on 40mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) a week ago and on the first day, i felt the effects of it wonderfully. But after that, it seems that the effects decrease each day that i take it. Why could it be?

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) dosage can be adjusted gradually up to 70mg. Daily, with close monitoring for heart status & other labs. Discuss with your doctor the response to see if need dose adjustment or supplementing vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) with other meds. For adhd such as intuniv. Good luck 2u. ...Read more

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How can I decrease irritability caused by vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

How can I decrease irritability caused by vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Stop it.: Stop the medication and call your provider, there are other options. If the irritability is an issue then dont take the medication but discuss it with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is best action w/o lower Prozac?

I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is best action w/o lower Prozac?

You can: Take two doses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 40 ng in the morning and 30 mg at noon. The Prozac should not affect the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at all. See your doctor and discuss your problem and see if changing the dosage and scheduled time will work. ...Read more

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Why would Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lower my blood pressure? Yes I have symptoms of low BP not high. Foggy, tight chest, light headed, cold. Only 35 mg.

Not from low BP: Your symptoms can be directly from the medicine itself, not mediated by low bp. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) doesn't lower bp. If your BP is low, it's because you're healthy. That's generally a good thing. But you may be having intolerable side effects nonetheless. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) XL combo effective for treating ADHD (primarily inattentive) and major depression? Could this combo lower seizure threshold?

Is Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) XL combo effective for treating ADHD (primarily inattentive) and major depression? Could this combo lower seizure threshold?

Yes and Yes...: Vyvanse is an excellent medication for adhd just as wellbutrin (bupropion) is and excellent medication for depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be assoicated with seizures and should not be prescribed to those with a seizure disorder or lowered seizure threshold. ...Read more

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I have adult add and take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Will I have to for the rest of my life? Any neg longterm effects from taking it?

I have adult add and take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Will I have to for the rest of my life? Any neg longterm effects from taking it?

ADD & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): I never commit a patient to a lifelong treatment. We don't know what the future will bring. For the foreseeable future, staying consistent with a medication as rx'd by your md will afford you the best chance for optimal control of chronic symptoms, which is part of add. Every drug has side effects and risks. I recommend an in depth discussion with your md re: risk/benefits. Review drug insert. ...Read more

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50mg/day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has given me my life back -- but shot my BP up. Doc wants to switch to concerta. But why not just add a BP med? Is that safer?

50mg/day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has given me my life back -- but shot my BP up. Doc wants to switch to concerta. But why not just add a BP med?  Is that safer?

It's individual. : First thing you need to be sure of is to abstain from all caffeinated beverages, chocolate, licorice, or otc medications that can increase blood pressure. If your BP remains elevated, it's up to you to decide to change meds or treat the hypertension. Intuniv and Clonidine are useful adhd medications that are comlpimentary to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and can bring down bp, while simultaneously helping adhd. ...Read more

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Are there any ADHD meds that dont cause anxiety? I have suffered from terrible anxiety all my life, adderral/vyvanse just make it a lot worse

Are there any ADHD meds that dont cause anxiety? I have suffered from terrible anxiety all my life, adderral/vyvanse just make it a lot worse

ADHD medication : If someone I'm seeing is having trouble with the stimulant based medications, I send them back to try different meds. MDs have prescribed medications like Intuniv, which is a derivation of a blood pressure medication. Also, Wellbutrin (bupropion) has also helped with ADHD symptoms. Speak to your MD about possibilities that would work for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that the half life of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70 mg is 12 hours? will it really be undetectable in urine within 60 hours? Will drinking water help?

Is it true that the half life of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70 mg is 12 hours? will it really be undetectable in urine within 60 hours? Will drinking water help?

Vyvanase: Yes the half life of the major breakdown product dextroamphetamine is 12 hours but every body clears a little differently faster or slower. Drinking more water may dilute it faster but any testing sample then may be too dilute and void testing. Moral of story, if you have your own prescription or you don't take illegal drugs you never have to worry about a drug test. But you knew that! ...Read more

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Taking ambien and vyvanse at the same time. Is it bad for you?

Taking ambien and vyvanse at the same time. Is it bad for you?

No: Take Ambien as needed for insomnia and Vyvanse in morning for ADHD. Discuss this with your prescribing professional if still concerned. ...Read more

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Why does time go faster while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Better focus : My guess would be that improving your focus makes it seem as though time goes faster. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I'm going to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time, can you tell me what to expect?

Assume for ADHD/ADD: You should expect that you will be more focused and be able to concentrate better. You will be less distractible. Your energy should be better and should have less of a tendency to be forgetful. You should feel calmer. You should find yourself better able to complete tasks and to be less of a procrastinator. The best you may find yourself speaking less, more appropriately, and interrupting others less.It should be easier to focus on one task.You may experience a mild increase in anxiety if you are an anxious person. Any internal restlessness however should begin to die down.You may experience a decrease in appetite and some difficulty with insomnia. Your doctor can help you with both of those. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) everyday bad and Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tolerance a real thing?

Is taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) everyday bad and Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tolerance a real thing?

ADHD is a neuro-: developmental disorder that one has 24/7. Narcolepsy occurs daily. A valid diagnosis of either warrants daily dosing, as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works in 1 1/2-2 hours, peaks at ~ 6 hours & wears off in 12-14 hours. Tachyphylaxis or tolerance in ADHD is treated by titrating dose to 70 mg./day, adding non-stimulant medication or changing stimulant. ...Read more

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I'm taking 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and at first it seemed like it worked , but now i'm not sure. Could my dose be too low?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an stimulant for the treatment of add/adhd. It is necessary to monitor the response over time to find the correct dose. Sometimes the demands increase, as if you are working late or studying more, and the need for medications are greater. Discuss with the prescriber to adjust the dose to your current demands. ...Read more

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I was prescribed strattera to take with my vyvanse since it does not last all day. How will strattera help this? Since I am taking at the same time

I was prescribed strattera to take with my vyvanse since it does not last all day. How will strattera help this? Since I am taking at the same time

Amphetamines: I am concerned regarding the combination of these 2 agents. I suggest calling the prescribing physician as to why 2 different stimulants are being used simultaneously. ...Read more

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What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage(s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

Vyvanse dosage: These are one daily drugs. They are stimulants. If taken too late they will interfere with sleep. Usual time to take this med is in the morning, before school or before work. Should only be taken under physician supervision. If you are taking it for "ADD" or ADHD, I would advise that you be evaluated by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Doess that "high" feeling you get when you first start taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) go away? And when it does are you suppose to feel something when you take it?

Dose too high: Perhaps you are taking a higher dose than you need. The other possibility would be that you do not actually have add. If you do and you are on the appropriate dose, you should feel able to focus but not high. ...Read more

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Why does my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) not seem to be affective after taking a couple days off? I would think it would at least b as helpful as the last time i took it

Great question!: Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) like all stimulants, should work the first day you take an adequate dose. It differs from other stimulants in last longer; perhaps in your case, there is a bit of build-up, so you "right dose" doesn't happen until a day or so after you start. If you've used other stimulants and had a similar response, though, that would not be the explanation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Common side effects: Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) include decreased appetitie, dry mouth, irritability, difficulty sleeping, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, fever, or a rash. Remember, these are just some of the most common side effects, other things can happen, but most patients don't have problems with side effects, and no one has all the side effects. If you don't tolerate the med, stop it and tell your dr. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil if taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Excellent question : Good for you by asking this question! Depending on which formulation of Dayquil, one has phenylephrine and another has pseudoephedrine. Both of these can elevate blood pressure and heart rate when combined with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Ask your healthcare provider as this may not be safe for you depending on your health history. It is always best to ask before taking over the counter medications with your meds. ...Read more

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Could i stop taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cold turkey?

It depends: Stopping vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) suddenly after using high doses for prolonged periods could lead to withdrawal symptoms of depression and extreme fatigue. ...Read more