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Vyvanse (Overview)

Lisdexamfetamine is a medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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What is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for?

What is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for?

ADD and ADHD: It is an approved medication to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders in children and adults.

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Vyvanse (Overview)

Lisdexamfetamine is a medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth?

Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth?

UNINFORMED: I would wonder if your "friend" has been honest about the medications that have been abused. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug and is not active if snorted ot injected. Still it is an amphetamine. Your friend will eventually be caught as there are more and more externally systems that monitor for doctor shopping and drug abuse.

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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.

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Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) stratera, consentra witch is more effective?

Depends on condition: The best medication depends on what needs to be treated. If it is ADHD than Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) would be my choice.

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Are Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall used together in some patients? I've heard this is done for some ppl who don't work well with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) alone?

Are Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall used together in some patients? I've heard this is done for some ppl who don't work well with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) alone?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & adderall r: Both stimulants used to treat ADHD, and may both b prescribed to the same pt though its more common to see only 1 stimulant type used in a single pt. vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a derivative of Dexedrine, while adderall is amphetamine salt. Keeping below total daily recommended doses would require converting one to another, which could lead 2 incr errors or a more complex med regimen. Talk 2 ur doc re: best tx 4 u

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Can you tell me specifically how the drug Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works?

Can you tell me specifically how the drug Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works?

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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So if Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) takes longer than an hour to kick in I am extremely confused. When would the peak hours of studying be?

So if Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) takes longer than an hour to kick in I am extremely confused. When would the peak hours of studying be?

The Best Fit For You: How anyone reacts to any adhd medication is going to be unique; it's important to have good communication with your prescriber, and work together to make the medication work well. It is important to pay close attention (no pun intended) to how soon you can tell an effect and how long it lasts. Over time you should be able to reliably predict the best schedule.

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Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and claritin?

Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and claritin?

Yes: Idiosyncratic differences are always a possibility, but if you can take both of these meds individually, then there should be no problem taking them together. [claritin-d however includes the moderately stimulating ingredient, pseudoephedrine, so be careful with this antihistamine-decongestant -- occasionally, one may be "overstimulated" and have the jitters, or increased anxiety or irritability].

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Can you safely combine 5-http and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? What are the benefits and risks?

Yes, but why?: 5htp is precursor Amino Acid used by body in many areas. It is a precursor to Dopamine production in brain. But eating more of it won't increase brain dopamine. Dopamine is produced according to your genetic make up & putting in more won't change your genome or rate of production. A good analogy is over filling your gas tank (eating 5htp) hoping to increase your car's horsepower (vyvanse).

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Help! Is it dangerous to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and accutane?

Help! Is it dangerous to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and accutane?

Vyvanse+Accutane: The fda has reported interactions of these medications taken together: muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, self injurious behavior, loss of consciousness, upper abdominal pain, protein in the urine, abnormal behavior, red cells or white cells in the urine.

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Can I get meth mouth from using vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Can I get meth mouth from using vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Definitely, no: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control and has no effect on teeth. Meth causing cavities by xerostomia (dry mouth) and releasing toxic chemicals that damage the teeth.

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I take 60 mg of Vyvanse along with 30 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. What is the likelihood of developing serotonin syndrome? How deadly is it?

I take 60 mg of Vyvanse along with 30 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. What is the likelihood of developing serotonin syndrome? How deadly is it?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): If u have been on the medications foa a while and tolerating them well, unlikely. Let your prescriber be aware of your concerns.

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I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg daily. I have diarrhead almost everyday. I kno that is a side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but afraid its bad for colon. No blood/severe pain?

I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg daily. I have diarrhead almost everyday. I kno that is a side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but afraid its bad for colon. No blood/severe pain?

Simple: I would not worry about calling cancer-simply you're not tolerating this medication very well even at its lowest dosage which 20 mg is. There's no need to torture yourself like this. Ask your psychiatrist for a different option of which there are many. Hope this helps

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Does someone know the side effects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Same side effects as any stimulant, appetite drop, headache, irritability, nausea, rica, etc.

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How long will a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) stay in your system for if you only take one?

How long will a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) stay in your system for if you only take one?

12-14 hours: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is dosed once a day, in the am. Because the lysine has to be cleaved from the mixed amphetamine salts, its onset of action is about 2 hours after taking it. Plan your dose according to the time of your first academic class or your work. On urine drug testing it shows up as amphetamine; student athletes have to show an empty prescription bottle to the coach.

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I started taking my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time in a really long time today and its giving me really bad anxiety. How long should this side effect last?

I started taking my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time in a really long time today and its giving me really bad anxiety. How long should this side effect last?

Unclear: This particular drug is an amphetamine. You may be using for ADD. If you started on the same dose you were last on, you may be taking too much to start with. You need to work up to the right dose. You should stop the drug for now and see your doctor for advice to see how you should take it.

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What can I do to deal with side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) like getting irritated feeling angry and anxiety? Also is there any way to make Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) last longer

What can I do to deal with side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) like getting irritated feeling angry and anxiety? Also is there any way to make Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) last longer

Review symptoms (Sx): Did you get irritated/angry/anxious before vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? If so, may be part of adhd or separate condition. Do sx occur shortly after starting v or when wearing off? Sx may be peak or w/drawal effect. Provide info to prescriber to determine best action: lower dose, add afternoon dose, add another medication, switch to other option for adhd. Learn anger/anxiety mx skills. Best regards for relief soon.

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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.