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Vyvanse Vs Ritalin Dosage
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side effects. In adults a trial of both may be suggested if there is some side effect that is uncomfortable. ...Read more
Same: it is supposed to be the same.i do not have enough experience to know ...Read more
Brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. Generic adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is there a difference?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Mostly price!Get a more detailed answer ›
Very individual: This is very individual, and depends upon the age of the patient, symptoms, response to medication, and other conditions the patient may have, etc. Please ask your own psychiatrist about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use and dosing in your own case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) , ritalin (methylphenidate) la , ritalin (methylphenidate) sr ?
Length of action: Regular ritalin (methylphenidate). Generally requires dosing several ted per day average 4 hr length of action. Ritalin (methylphenidate) la. And sr are different brands of Ritalin (methylphenidate) fouls red to be "long acting " 8-12 hours what is best tolerated and how long they actually last is a bit individual for each person-just need to try it and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss w/your doc: I'm sorry, but we really don't know enough about you to recommend one drug over another for you. The best person to talk about this with, would be your own psychiatrist who knows your full history. Most likely s/he has followed you on these medicines for awhile also? You should ask your doctor about anything you don't understand on prescriptions or reasoning for them. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the doses used and how your body metabolizes the drugs. One is not considered stronger than the other per se. The are both psychostimulants. ...Read more
What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) d-amphetamine salt combo 20mg?
Brand Name VS GENERI: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is the brand name of an extended released tablet intended to give a double pulse delivery of amphetamine compared to conventional adderal immediate release. The adderal XR contains sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine, dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and dexroamphetamine aspartate monohydrate. The combo salt is the generic type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: As a starting dose that is definetely a high dose, but if you have been on it for while it is a moderate dose. Tolerance may occur which means that after a while the same dose is no longer effective. Doses more than 40-60 mg are unlikely to have increased benefit and something else should be considered. Talk to prescribing coctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing so shorter-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is preferred. Others like once-a-day dosing to carry through the workday. Some ppl metabolize extended-release meds faster ; find they don't last the 12 hours promised. You'll have to try ; see which works better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the highest prescribed dose for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in one single dose?
Depends: Some patients need very little Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and some need very large doses. All patients are different. The highest dose for XR can vary tremendously but I have seen it as high as 60 mg XR ie 2 30mg pills at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the highest prescribed dose for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR in one dose allowed?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): I would not advise doses above 30 mg. At one time. ...Read more
I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse?
Urine + for ritalin: I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse? ANS: ritalin and vyvanse are very close chemical cousins so depending on which test they used they may either show + test but they cannot tell which one it is. Ask your team doing the test if they cross react in the test they use. ...Read more
Just started Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) this morning. 40mg. I feel all over the place. When I first started ritalin I felt this way as well but it went away. Will this 2?
Yes: give it 5-7 days and will go away ...Read more
Im on ritalin now but doesnt work well and doesnt last long. How should I ask to be switched to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Isnt Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) safer and less addictive too?
Ritalin vs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): There are a variety of stimulants available for treatment of ADHD. All of them have the potential for habituation. Recommend discussing the various options with your doctor to see what would be best for your particular situation and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 year old son takes Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg every morning teachers tell me that around 11 am its wearing off. Wondering if short acting ritalin would be bet?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): There are several options, from switching to another amphetamine-group medication to switching to methylphenidate group of stimulants to adding kapvay/tenex/clonidine supplements. Best to consult with his pediatrician or child psychiatrist first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on ritalin for adhd for 4 years and i change to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tomorrow, is there anything i should know before taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Thanks
The equivalent dose : of Amphetine is 1/2 the dose of Methylphenidate, branded Ritalin. Multiply ½ of your current total daily dose of MPH x 3 for your equivalent dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). You may do well on less because it works for 12-14 hours & has very little " rebound" as it wears off. Max. adult dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg/day. Onset of action is 1 ½ -2 hours, so you might take it earlier. Side effects are same as MPH's. ...Read more
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
Im prescribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but the copay is too expensive for me. Ritalin didn't work. Is Adderall an alternative safe to bring up with my psychiatrist?
Adderall has been helping me with my illness but i can't sleep. Would vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or ritalin be a better option and still give euphoria and clear thoughts?
Oh,my. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) &: Methylphenidate products are not intended to produce euphoria. Please call your psychiatrist ASAP if you are experiencing a sense that you can hang the moon & set the stars, because it may have triggered an episode of hypomania when added to your Prozac (fluoxetine).I don't know your family history or whether your depression. started before puberty, but some mood disorders reveal themselves at your age. ...Read more
I have mild sinus tachycardia and add. I have tried adderall, ritalin, vyvanse& strattera, (atomoxetine) Adderall worked best, but should I not bc of tachy?
Release form.: Talk with your doctor about your tachycardia. If you are taking an immediate release form, maybe the symptoms would resolve if you were taking an extended release form. ...Read more
Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)
Ritalin LA makes me depressed. Ritalin IR makes my anxiety worse. Adderall ER and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make me depressed. Can't take Strattera. Wht cn i tk 4 Adhd?
Diagnostic re-eval- : uation is needed. Criteria for ADHD = significant symptoms of Inattention &/or hyperactivity/impulsivity for 6 mos. or > that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school before age 10. Psychiatrists assess for ADHD & comorbid mood & anxiety disorders & manage medications. Neuropsychologists test for comorbid processing & learning disorders. Psychologists do testing & provide therapy. See CHADD.org ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have taken 160mg of methylphenadate daily for 6+ yrs. Prescribed, how many mgs. Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) would be equivilent. Is
methylphenidate made in 40mg. Pill
As above: It may be better to discuss this with u provider. ...Read more
No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more
What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?
Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more