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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Do Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and ritalin dropping off at almost at the same time each day?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Do Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and ritalin dropping off at almost at the same time each day?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has long half-life. Adderall-la (long acting) can have similar half-life.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse?

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.

Dr. Pacita David Dr. David
Psychiatry
26 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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I'm on ritalin now but doesn't work well and doesn't last long. How should I ask to be switched to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Isn't 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.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Monika Heller Dr. Heller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
10 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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What are the long term effects of adderall, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and ritalin abuse?

Stimulant abuse: Effects of long-term stimulant abuse can include paranoia, aggressiveness, extreme anorexia, thinking problems, visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions, and severe dental problems.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Horacio Capote Dr. Capote
Psychiatry
years in practice
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I'm 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?

I'm 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?

Possibly: On the other hand, if it works well for you, check out the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) website. Pharmaceutical companies often have coupons available that can help to defray the cost of co-pays. Good luck.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. What's best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. What's best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Do you think I should increase my dosage of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine.

Dr. Arthur Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Psychiatry
53 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

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.

Dr. Sophie Duriez Dr. Duriez
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) U.F.R. Broussais-Hotel-Dieu
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I take ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg 3times/day for narcolepsy and I've noticed that I lose track of time too much. Will a higher dosage help? If not what could?

Not possible 2 say: You have to go back and discuss your treatment with the doctor who prescribed it to you. Be safe, don't increase your treatment on your own. Thank you.

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