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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) stronger than adderall?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)
Not stronger, but longer acting.
It is the pro-amphetamine which becomes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in your body.

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)
Not stronger, but longer acting.
It is the pro-amphetamine which becomes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in your body.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) &adderall
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is longer acting as compared to Adderall it lasts for 14 hours.
It has less side effects.Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 100%d amphetamine, Adderall is conbination of four different amphetamine based drugs.

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) &adderall
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is longer acting as compared to Adderall it lasts for 14 hours.
It has less side effects.Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 100%d amphetamine, Adderall is conbination of four different amphetamine based drugs.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally better
Adderall (immediate release) is a mix of 4 amphetamine salts.
Adderall xr lasts 12 hours with 50% immediate release beads & 50% delayed release (release can vary among patients). Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is d-amphetamine connected to l-lysine (an amino acid) for smooth more consistent gradual release lasting up to 14 hours. Both are very good but most patients do better on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine).

In brief: Generally better
Adderall (immediate release) is a mix of 4 amphetamine salts.
Adderall xr lasts 12 hours with 50% immediate release beads & 50% delayed release (release can vary among patients). Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is d-amphetamine connected to l-lysine (an amino acid) for smooth more consistent gradual release lasting up to 14 hours. Both are very good but most patients do better on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine).
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, just better.
I find that for most patients, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is better. It is longer acting, and it is smoother in in its effect.
The patient doesn't "feel" it come & go as much. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is preferable for most patients i treat who would otherwise be on adderall.

In brief: No, just better.
I find that for most patients, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is better. It is longer acting, and it is smoother in in its effect.
The patient doesn't "feel" it come & go as much. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is preferable for most patients i treat who would otherwise be on adderall.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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