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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers