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Is it ok to have caffeine while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Is it ok to have caffeine while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Only you can tell.: Caffeine is a stimulant. Unlike stimulant medications, it does not specifically target receptors in areas of the brain that inhibit behavior & sustain attention to salient information or tasks. The maximum adult dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg./day. Caffeine is not contra-indicated, but some patients report that taking both causes them to have increased anxiety, agitation, irritability &/or insomnia. ...Read more

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Taking 40mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and I feel dazed and confused. Why is that?

Taking 40mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and I feel dazed and confused. Why is that?

That's not really a: High dose, as about 1/3 of it is the active ingredient, adderall, but it may be high for you, or just the wrong med. Onset of action of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is ~ 2 hrs. & it lasts 12-14 hrs. Tell your prescribing physician your symptoms & what time of day or night they occur. Also, list all other medications, herbs etc., you're taking, to rule out a drug interaction. Together you'll find the right med & dose. ...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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I was prescribed 40 mg vyvanse, but I'm really scared to take it because I don't like things that change the way I think.

Vyvanse.: There are two ways to approach this. One would be to start a lower dose - I believe you can take as little as 10mg of Vyvanse daily to start. The other would be to not take it and discuss your concerns with your provider - maybe there’s another way to go for treatment. ...Read more

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What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

Vyvanse is a prodrug: Its chemical structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid, L-lysine, called Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-dextroamphetamine). It must be converted in the body to the active stimulant, dextroamphetamine. It is useful for treatment of ADHD because the time necessary for the body to convert it allows it to be active much longer than dextroamphetamine itself. ...Read more

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My son takes vyvanse and has for about a year and a half...lately he has been very anxious and worried about things beyond his control...anziety I get but things beyond his control (someone breaking in because it was on the news, accidents where someone h

My son takes vyvanse and has for about a year and a half...lately he has been very anxious and worried about things beyond his control...anziety I get but things beyond his control (someone breaking in because it was on the news, accidents where someone h

ADHD and Anxiety: Fears that are irrational are common throughout out childhood. I wouldn't think this is a side effect of his medication as he has been on the medication for awhile. If his fears continue on a regular basis and seem to impact his functioning, it would be helpful for him to talk to a therapist. ADHD and anxiety can sometimes occur together. ADHD and anxiety are treatable. ...Read more

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Side affects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Side affects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Many: You can look up the side-effects to drugs on the internet. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant medication and actually has too many side effects to even begin to list them all here. One side-effect is psychosis. Another one is depression. Anxiety and insomnia are common side-effects. It can cause high blood pressure. Weight loss is common. Feeling jittery and hyper is not unusual with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Addiction also. ...Read more

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What is 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) used for?

What is 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) used for?

Vyvanse: a medicine: Indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The active ingredient is dextroamphetamine. It is once-daily, a controlled substance, comes in milligram doses of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70, and (after careful evaluation) requires prescription and careful monitoring and adjustment for response and side effects. ...Read more

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What can I expect while on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Being a pro-amphetamine, it can improve your attention, concentration & focusing, and being a stimulant, it can cause decrease appetite, headache & some elevation in BP & metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

What are the medical uses of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

ADD & ADHD: A smoother longer acting adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). 20-70mg is dosage range controlled drug. ...Read more

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I just took 900mg of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) what can I expect?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) too much: If you meant 90mg., you might be ok but slightly over the limit of 70mg. If you meant 900mg., head on to the ER. ...Read more

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has made me feel pissed at everyone. Is it normal to feel this way?

No. It is not: Please let your psychiatrists know as soon as possible about the difficulties that you are having. This is not normal with my events and could indicate underlying bipolar disorder that had previously gone undiagnosed. Sometimes it is simply agitation caused by the medication itself. That can sometimes be treated with simple dosage reduction. Best wishes. ...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

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What are some 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