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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
My pinky toe has been numb for 2 weeks. Could it be from my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication? If so, would I have to stop taking it?
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
What can I eat or do to enhance the effectiveness of my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 60mg medication?
Interesting question: There is no evidence that it would hurt. J Psychiatry Neurosci suggests: L-Tyrosine does not seem to enhance the release of catecholamines when neurons are firing at their basal rates, but it does when firing rates are increased by stress. The main effects of L-tyrosine that have been reported are acute effects in preventing a decline in cognitive function in response to physical stress. ...Read more
Sorry but : the reason 4 the delay in answering your question may B that no 1 wants 2 encourage misuse of any med. If U are feeling suicidal, call a hotline, reach out 2 a therapist or go 2 an ER and start talking about what is upsetting U and making U feel like hurting Urself. I don't know RE: the med U asked about, but any medication used improperly can do harm. Don't risk adding health issues 2depression ...Read more
I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?
It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more
I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?
Caution: You already have significant drug interactions with the 3 meds listed. Adding Vyvanse plus Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Vyvanse plus Lexapro increases side effects of Vyvanse and risk for serotonin syndrome. Review these meds with prescribing doctor. You need close medical supervision to take these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more
What is the link between alcohol dependence and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (and similar medications)?
Is it frowned upon if a pharmacy/medical student takes medication like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or Adderall for adhd?
I don't think so...: If a health professional student is taking an appropriate medication for an appropriately diagnosed condition, i can't imagine there would ever be an issue. If, on the other hand, you have somehow gotten prescriptions via internet - and are confident of the diagnosis because you feel better, that's another matter! btw, i don't believe you are asked about your own medical issues when you apply! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could ADHD medication and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lead to depression symptoms in a 16 year-old?
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
If you ran out of insurance, what does medical cover as far as medications? I'm currently on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and i found out its expensive. What should I do?
Ask your prescribing: Provider for a medication that is similar but that comes in a generic form or at least a less expensive brand name. ...Read more
I'm getting off my 50mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and starting to do this "pituitrophin pmg" medication because it's supposed to be better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is this true?
See your psychiatris: If you don't have a psychiatrist go to vanderbilt for a psychiatric consultation first. You have marvelous resources in nashville. Please utilize them. I know because i went to medical school there. ...Read more
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
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
Accidentally drank my husband's water w/ vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in it. When will the medication be completely out of my system so I can nurse again?
That's a tough one, : because there are so many variables related to the body size & function of the person taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & it depends on the dose. You may want to give your pharmacist some details to get more individualized information, but the average time for the metabolite dextroamphetamine in a 70 mg. dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to be completely eliminated is about 2 & a half days to "under 3 days". ...Read more
I take D amph salts yes I have a script but took vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for a wk took urin lab test yesterday for probation can they tell exact medication and fail?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer