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My friend has been snorting vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). He wants to quit. What should we expect for withdrawal symptoms? Is there any danger?
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on amount
Snorting stimulants is probably more common than we realize.
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a type of amphetamine, like speed. Amphetamine withdraw includes anxiety, agitation or excessive fatigue. We always recommend a physician be involved when someone is stopping a habit such as amphetamines. I hope your friend is able to stop without withdrawing. Good luck.

In brief: Depends on amount
Snorting stimulants is probably more common than we realize.
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a type of amphetamine, like speed. Amphetamine withdraw includes anxiety, agitation or excessive fatigue. We always recommend a physician be involved when someone is stopping a habit such as amphetamines. I hope your friend is able to stop without withdrawing. Good luck.
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Quitting amphetamines is likely the most difficult thing your friend will ever do. Success is more likely with support or friends, family & counseling. NA (Narcotics Anonymous) can be very helpful.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Meth Addiction
Sounds like a methamphetamine addiction.
There are multiple dangers with snorting this as well as quitting. You need to seek help with a detoxification clinic immediately before "your friend" overdoses or dies from the addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

In brief: Meth Addiction
Sounds like a methamphetamine addiction.
There are multiple dangers with snorting this as well as quitting. You need to seek help with a detoxification clinic immediately before "your friend" overdoses or dies from the addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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