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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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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?

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?

When did it start: Did the numbness in your toe start at the same time you started to take your medication? Have you told your doctor who prescribed this medicine these symptoms? ...Read more

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

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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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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Will "5-HTP" and "L-Tyrosine" help and improve my medication "vyvanse"? Thank You

Will "5-HTP" and "L-Tyrosine" help and improve my medication "vyvanse"? Thank You

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

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I just wanted to know can overdose on the ADHD medication Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) kill you?

I just wanted to know can overdose on the ADHD medication Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) kill you?

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

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I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?

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

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I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?

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

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What is the link between alcohol dependence and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (and similar medications)?

What is the link between alcohol dependence and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (and similar medications)?

No link: In fact, people with add or adhd on medications like vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are less likely to become addicted to alcohol and other drugs. ...Read more

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Is it frowned upon if a pharmacy/medical student takes medication like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or Adderall for adhd?

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 more

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Could ADHD medication and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lead to depression symptoms in a 16 year-old?

Could ADHD medication and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lead to depression symptoms in a 16 year-old?

Yes: Adhd medications including vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can have side-effects like depression. Keep in mind it could be depression as well so you should bring this up with your health care provider. ...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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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

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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?

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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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

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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?

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?

No: The urine drug screen will only be positive for amphetamines. It will not specifically say which amphetamine unless they specifically order that. However, that is not part of the routine drug screen so it should just be positive for amphetamines. ...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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I am an 18-year-old male who has ADHD and has taken Vyvanse for it for a few years now. I have a few questions about the medication and my ADHD.

I am an 18-year-old male who has ADHD and has taken Vyvanse for it for a few years now. I have a few questions about the medication and my ADHD.

So ask: To get the most from this site, you provide background info on an issue (as you did) and ask a clear related question (you did not). This is not a chat room, so nothing you post is linked. You are welcome to start over & see if we can provide the answers you seek. ...Read more

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I just started taking clonidine an couple days ago and started back Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) after a year, I have been eating hardly anything. Is it the medication?

I just started taking clonidine an couple days ago and started back Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) after a year, I have been eating hardly anything. Is it the medication?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can do this: You really need to go back to your doctor to review this issue and dosage. While clonidine can rarely be associated with appetite loss, it is quite common with vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) often improving over time. This is a potentially serious issue and requires medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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I'm currently on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and sertraline (50 mg each). Is it ok to drink on these medications?

I'm currently on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and sertraline (50 mg each). Is it ok to drink on these medications?

Medications Risks: Sertraline may increase the effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)- jitteriness, anxiety. Taking together increases the risk of a serious condition - Serotonin Syndrome.
Using Alcohol with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can increase the risk of increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.

Drinking Alcohol with these medications can cause impaired judgment.

See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, medications and Ther ...Read more

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My daughter is eight and has been on vyvanse 20 for 6 months. The last two visits her heart rate was 124bpm. Is this high? Could it be the medication?

My daughter is eight and has been on vyvanse 20 for 6 months. The last two visits her heart rate was 124bpm. Is this high? Could it be the medication?

Could be Vyvanse: That is mildly elevated for an 8 year old. It could be the Vyvanse but many other things can cause high heart rate too. Anxiety, activity, dehydration. Have you taken her resting pulse at home? Pulse without Vyvanse? Is she resting when her pulse has been taken in the office or playing? The best way to monitor is to periodically check pulse and see a trend with and without the Vyvanse. ...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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I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40mg but don't feel as it is working? What ADHD medication is best to take for studying and test? I just have trouble in school.

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Not sure what dose u were started on & for how long until u reached 40mg. The maximum allowed dose can be 70 mg. Per day, so please talk to your prescribing doc. If you are showing inadequate response on current dose. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me ritalin crash compared to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and other ADHD medications?

Can you explain to me ritalin crash compared to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and other ADHD medications?

There are only two: Stimulants, methylphenidate & Amphetamine. Since 2000, multiple delivery systems of each have been produced. Each differs in onset of action, time of peak clinical effect & duration of action. Longer & more consistent drug delivery gives better symptom control & reduces symptoms of "rebound" ADHD, irritability, emotional lability & the "crash" noted by some teens & adults as the effect wears off ...Read more

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I have ADHD and take 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but my heart rate is high is the medication causing this?

I have ADHD and take 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but my heart rate is high is the medication causing this?

Amphetamine: Vyvanse is the brand name for lisdexamfetamine. This is an amphetamine. One of the side effects of amphetamines is tachycardia, or a high heart rate. ...Read more

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I was on an ADHD medication called Adzenys for a week symptoms were terrible couldn't last any longer now on vyvanse and wondering can it delay a perid?

No: Unless you've lost a lot of weight taking the Vyvance, the drug itself will NOT affect your period. Take a home pregnancy test. If + call doc and get referral to Ob/Gyn ASAP. Stop smoking and alcohol and start prenatal vitamins if home pregnancy test is + ...Read more