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What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

Stimulants: Since both are stimulants (and similar in their effects and side effects), their side effect profiles can be additive. Thus, combining them could leave you feeling shaky, insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure. If you have less than 100 mg of caffeine, you probably won't notice much effect, but get higher than that in combination with the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and you could feel these effects. ...Read more

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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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Does caffeine interfere with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) absorbtion if taken around same time? I've heard it decreases effectiveness of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Does caffeine interfere with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) absorbtion if taken around same time? I've heard it decreases effectiveness of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Caffeine and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/325501-the-effects-of-caffeine-with-vyvanse-medication-for-add/

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Are there interactions between Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (40mg) and caffeine (150mg)? Specifically, is caffeine expected to impact bioavailability or fatigue levels?

Are there interactions between Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (40mg) and caffeine (150mg)? Specifically, is caffeine expected to impact bioavailability or fatigue levels?

Additive effect: Both drugs are stimulants. The combination can lead to greater toxicity including irritability and cardiac rhythm problems. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old son who is takes 40 mg of Vyvanse & 20 mg of Lexapro a day, wants to take a GNC product for weightlifting and the the product if called muscle tech anabolic halo hardcore proseries (post workout) and contains some creatine, caffeine, phenylal

My 14 yr old son who is takes 40 mg of Vyvanse & 20 mg of Lexapro a day, wants to take a GNC product for weightlifting and the the product if called muscle tech anabolic halo hardcore proseries (post workout) and contains some creatine, caffeine, phenylal

Be Careful: Since both vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram) have strong effects on the brain's neurotransmitters (norpramine, serotonin, etc) and different requirements for brain enzymes to deal with these drugs I would not take supplements that include creatine and others. Vitamins are generally safe and effective. Stay away from other nutritional products until your doctor can tell you whether they are safe to take. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking MPH drugs for my ADD because of side effects. Ideas how to deal with extreme drowsiness? Caffeine doesn't have any effect on me.

I want to stop taking MPH drugs for my ADD because of side effects. Ideas how to deal with extreme drowsiness? Caffeine doesn't have any effect on me.

ADD: See your doctor for other medication choices for your ADD. You should never stop medications abruptly without seeing your doctor first. ...Read more

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I accidentally took my ADD medication twice this morning, I'm prescribed 60mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and I accidentally took 120mg. Should I be concerned?

I accidentally took my ADD medication twice this morning, I'm prescribed 60mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and I accidentally took 120mg. Should I be concerned?

Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the active: Ingredient in Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine) is ~1/3 of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) dose. You took the equivalent of a little > 40 mg. Of Adderall, the FDA's recommended maximum adult daily dose for ADHD. The recommended maximum adult daily dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg. Though some patients who metabolize it rapidly need more. Monitor your blood pressure & pulse monthly while on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Use a weekly pill organizer to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect medication?

How does caffeine affect medication?

Caffeine: It can increase potency & side-effects of stimulant medications, and lower efficacy of sedating medications. ...Read more

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Sudden inability to concentrate? Can caffeine or medications do that?

Sudden inability to concentrate? Can caffeine or medications do that?

Can't concentrate: Possible. Also many medications can do that, especially sedatives taken during the day. ...Read more

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How can I confront someone about their terrible medication (vyvanse) related side effects?

Gentle concern: Depends on the person of course, as no one approach suits all. I finds it helps to sit down, speak calmly, avoid getting loud, use "I" and not "you" statements, listen, avoid shaming, and try to show you are their advocate. Humility, not nobility. Leave dogmatism to the arrogant. Don't fear failing to convince them, and stay focused on simply caring for them. ...Read more

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Do people habituate to the effects of caffeine? If not, why do we seem to to other drugs, whereas coffee always seems to give people a boost.

Yes: Over time and chronic use, you will have tolerance to caffeine. You will need to have more quantity of the same drink or more frequently or more caffeinated drink. ...Read more

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Would adding more water to my coffee dilute the effects of the caffeine?

Would adding more water to my coffee dilute the effects of the caffeine?

No: It will dilute the flavor. The total intake of caffeine would be the same if you drink the whole cup- diluted or otherwise. ...Read more

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Would adding more water to my coffee lso dilute the effects of the caffeine?

No: This would not work unless you drank less of the caffeine-containing beverage, period. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Distinctly rare: Caffeine allergy is distinctly rare. It is reported in the literature but these are only rare case reports. As with food allergy, treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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The chemical structure of caffeine resembles that of a common asthma medication, how, and what does this mean?

The chemical structure of caffeine resembles that of a common asthma medication, how, and what does this mean?

Not much: The asthma medications that coffee mimic fell out of favor decades ago when modern treatments became available. In order to get an equivalent benefit to the old aminophylline products (the chemical cousins) you would need to take so much that the side effects of hyper alertness, jitters, etc. Would be prohibitive. For the most part it is just doesn't worsen asthma. ...Read more

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How can I treat insomnia without medication. Try to go to bed by 10:30pm sometimes up till 3am : I am caffeine free.

How can I treat insomnia without medication. Try to go to bed by 10:30pm sometimes up till 3am : I am caffeine free.

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a"i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication for tension headaches. None with caffeine, please.

What is the best OTC medication for tension headaches. None with caffeine, please.

See that you: Have severe generalized anxiety disorder with tension headaches. So - decreasing anxiety would be a good start. Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help, it has potential to cause liver damage. Lavender & chamomile essential oils (not ingested) are also calming. Discuss use of any of these w/ your physician before use. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Diet: You are better not drinking soda of any kind but non caffeinated beverages are better for you than those with stimulants. You are better off with water. ...Read more

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Is caffeine better than taking medications or supplements which boosts focusing and memory like doxiderol or cerebral success?

Is caffeine better than taking medications or supplements which boosts focusing and memory like doxiderol or cerebral success?

Interesting question: Of course both companies selling these products would say no. Yet, caffeine is strongly in both. Why include it? All the individual herbs and nutritional components have some studies of cognitive effect, but none is curative of any condition. There are also no studies of the whole products as sold. So for me, advertising themselves as suitable substitutes for stimulants is fishy. For you? ...Read more

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I want to wean myself off of the stimulant vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). What are some ways to replace its effects without using other stimulant medication?

I want to wean myself off of the stimulant vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). What are some ways to replace its effects without using other stimulant medication?

No ADHD medications: It is very difficult to get the same responses
that you have when you take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (or any other stimulant medication). Following a structured routine, keeping a to do list, allowing more time to finish tasks, and other such behaviors can help with or without medication. There are natural ingredients that may help. Check with a qualified practitioner for suggestions. ...Read more

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Can caffeine actually help a spinal headache after spinal medication for a csection?

Can caffeine actually help a spinal headache after spinal medication for a csection?

Yes: Caffeine may improve the headache which usually gets better within one week. If there is no improvement, the doctor may recommend a minor procedure, a lumbar epidural blood patch. ...Read more

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Yes hi any presption to my medication for migraine I use fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can you helpme?

Yes hi any presption to my medication for migraine I use fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can you helpme?

Migraine - Depends: This depends. How often do you have your migraine? How well does your medicine work? Some people use preventers when they have migraines more than twice per week. Other people find fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) sumatriptan, excedrin, or midrin help when their migraines arrive. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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I take 150 mg. Amitriptyline at night for anxiety and depression. Does drinking caffeine takes away the benefits of the medication?

I take 150 mg. Amitriptyline at night for anxiety and depression. Does drinking caffeine takes away the benefits of the medication?

Can add to anxiety: Caffeine doesn't alter the antidepressant effect of Elavil (amitriptyline), but it can cause or worsen anxiety. So in that sense it could counteract the effect of the medication. Low to moderate amounts of caffeine shouldn't be a problem unless you're fairly sensitive to it, but on general principles I advise anxious patients to minimize caffeine. ...Read more

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I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?

An addicting med.: An addicting pain medicine for headaches. I would recommend you don't use it. I would do my best to understand the cause of your headaches. May just need new glasses, control your blood pressure, address the stress of life/job/responsibilities rather than complicate with an addicting medication. It would be my last resort, if ever at all. Go to a headache specialist, or interventional pain doc. ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine reduce the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications and depression medications? Can it make your psychosis worse?

Yes it can: Yes it can reduce the effectiveness of some antipsychotic meds and antidepressant. Like it may increase the excretion of mood stabiliser lithium and blood level may fall.
Some patients like to drink coffe to counteract the sedating effect of these meds, you have to discuss with your psychiatrist as to what effect it will have on the meds prescribed. ...Read more

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For the past 3 months I've had a metallic/bitter taste in my mouth, along with dry mouth and sores on the roof of my mouth and uvula. I don't take any medications, don't drink alcohol or caffeine, don't smoke anything, and am not overweight.

For the past 3 months I've had a metallic/bitter taste in my mouth, along with dry mouth and sores on the roof of my mouth and uvula. I don't take any medications, don't drink alcohol or caffeine, don't smoke anything, and am not overweight.

Need to be seen: We can list a hundred possibilities which won't really help you. You need to start be seeing your own dentist in person for a complete and thorough medical and dental history, as well as a clinical examination. That's the way to find out for sure what the problem (s) are and how best to quickly feel better. ...Read more

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Add and caffeine issues related, what to do?

Add and caffeine issues related, what to do?

If you believe you: May have ADD or ADHD - get tested formally. ...Read more

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What can I eat or do to enhance the effectiveness of my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 60mg medication?

Fish oil: Fish oil can help all types of neurological as well as all areas of physical/metabolic function- often noted to help attention. Not actually effecting medication function peres. ...Read more

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Some headache medicine includes caffeine to help the pain and effect of the other drugs. How does that work?

Some headache medicine includes caffeine to help the pain and effect of the other drugs. How does that work?

Caffeine enhances: Many pain relievers making them 40% more effective in treating headaches. Caffeine helps the body absorb headache drugs more quickly, bringing faster relief, thus requiring lower pain med doses and reducing risk for potential side effects. Caffeine produces alertness when other meds may cause sleepiness. However withdrawal from high doses of caffeine can cause withdrawal headaches. ...Read more