ADD/ADHD Medicine Vyvanse?
I am prescribed Vyvanse for my inattentive ADD.I have two questions. First, I have beeen using it for a while. About a little over a year. I only take it when I'm going to class so not on weekends or over the summer. But I was wondering if it was possible to develop a dependence to Vyvanse? Because the...
Asked by Dewayne Artola 2 months ago.
I am prescribed Vyvanse for my inattentive ADD. I have two questions. First, I have beeen using it for a while. About a little over a year. I only take it when I'm going to class so not on weekends or over the summer. But I was wondering if it was possible to develop a dependence to Vyvanse? Because the dosage I'm taking doesn't seem as strong as it used to be. And it's effects dont seem to last as long. Second, can Vyvanse be used to treat Depression. I have Depression and I noticed that that the days I take my Vyvanse I feel significantly better and not depressed. (however toward the evening when vyvanse is wearing off, I begin to get depressed again. Anything else you can tell be about vyvanse? Thanks! Answered by Morton Emfinger 2 months ago.
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug meaning it has no effects- however it is metabolised into the active metabolite dextroamphetamine. The dextroamphetamine is responsible for the effects the drug has. The idea for Vyvanse is that it has less of an abuse potential because it has to be metabolised for it to work compared to to Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), which has the same drug but it does not need to be metabolised and can act more rapidly and when abused, especially when snorted or injected. Vyvanse also lasts longer than most stimulants including the extended-release form of dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine Spansules). It is possible for people to develop some tolerance to the effects of amphetamines. Some people never develop tolerance, for others tolerance does not occur for decades, and for some it is more rapid (however tolerance to any euphoric effects occurs quickly). What you are talking about is not dependence, which is the proper term for addiction rather than tolerance which is not addiction. It is not uncommon for people to need some dose changes on occasion- officially the maximum dose for Vyvanse is 70 mg/day (100 mg is about equivalent to 40 mg dextroamphetamine) Even that were not enough you could transfer to Dexedrine or the longer lasting form Dexedrine Spansules or Adderall or Adderall XR (mixed amphetamine salts) or Desoxyn (methamphetamine) or a stimulant with methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta). You should certainly talk with your doctor about the fact the Vyvanse is not working as well and most of the time a little dosage adjustment is all that is needed. Although in my personal opinion I don't typically recommend Vyvanse because it is extremely expensive compared to the dirt cheap price of generic Dexedrine and Vyvanse has not been studied nearly as long as other amphetamines (which have been used for over 100 years) so less is known about potential long term risks. People with a substance abuse problem or people who have a hard time taking their medication on time are typically the only groups that Vyvanse may be a better option for (sorry about that rant). For your second question, yes stimulants (rarely Vyvanse) are used in people with depression. Stimulants are seldom used as a first-line treatment for depression except perhaps in people with severe depression and are compromised by severe physical illness (eg., cancer, AIDS). However stimulants are often used, typically adjunctive to other medications in people with severe refractory (treatment resistant) depression, especially associated with apathy, weight gain, hypersomnia, and somnolence. So it is likely that as the Vyvanse wears off your depression starts to come back. It would be a good idea to talk with your doctor about your depression, especially since you go for long periods without Vyvanse. You may benefit from an antidepressant like Wellbutrin (bupropion) to keep the depression under control even when you are not taking the Vyvanse. Some people also take their stimulant all year or they may only skip weekends (or every other weekend). Some people also take a small dose of a short acting stimulant in the evening so they can focus and do homework better. That might help you if the medication is wearing off too quickly. Lastly the term "ADD" is no longer used at all. Only ADHD is used and people are classified into one of three subtypes 1) predominantly hyperactive-impulsive 2) predominantly inattentive 3) combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive (this is by far the most common form). So you would have ADHD (predominantly inattentive), formerly known as ADD. Answered by Kathey Heatherington 2 months ago.
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Vyvanse For Add Answered by Shalanda Zampella 2 months ago.
These are excellent and intelligent questions. You could get good answers from the pharmacist who dispenses the Vyvanse to you, and (probably even) better answers from the physician who prescribed it for you. It is somewhat astonishing to me that you have not felt that you can (or have the opportunity to) ask your physician(s) these questions. Vyvanse is an FDA Schedule II medication - - that means that a physician MUST re-write the prescription, BY HAND (no pre-printed prescriptions allowed, or more specifically, no PRE-SIGNED prescriptions allowed) every 30 days, and he/she is supposed to see you at frequent intervals. Your ideas about thinking that the dose you are taking does not "seem as strong as it used to be" may well be correct. Likewise, it might indeed be true about effects on your mood or other symptoms of depression on weekends, or at the end of the day. Knowing more about you - - your age, your exact symptoms, more about your history and exam(s) - - is crucial to providing the right answer to your questions. Please talk to your doctor(s). Rex, a physician, in the midwest Answered by Norbert Mcglawn 2 months ago.
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Which is better vyvanse , adderall or ritalin?
Asked by Hildegarde Mital 2 months ago.
Comparing Vyvanse vs Adderall is made slightly harder because both drugs are amphetamines. If you take either, you’re getting pretty much the same thing. That said, there are some important differences. 1) Vyvanse is 100% d-amphetamine, while Adderall XR is a mix of 4 different d and l-amphetamines. This mix in Adderall may make it more effective, stronger. But it might cause more anxiety or physical side effects. See later for discussion of the differences between the amphetamine types. The next big difference is that: 2) Vyvanse is released via digestion, while Adderall is released by bead technology. The digestion release may make Vyvanse smoother, last longer, and have less variablity. What you eat might not effect it so much. This release also means that snorting or injecting Vyvanse provides less of a high. As many have pointed out, however, Vyvanse can provide a high just by being taken at higher doses. Problems with Vyvanse There are some things about Vyvanse you should know. First, that it’s basically nothing more than extended release Dexedrine. And while it seems to have fewer side effects relating to anxiety and release, it may cause more side effects like reduced appetite. Because Vyvanse is so new, it may be significantly more expensive than other options or not covered by insurance, especially since both Dexedrine and Adderall are available in generic form. We also simply do not know as much about it as we do about the older drugs. Finally, some users feel that it’s not as strong as Adderall, and that it stops working earlier than advertised. Good things about Vyvanse It might last slightly longer than Adderall XR. It might have less side effects related to anxiety. Finally, it might be more resistant to acidity in the stomach, meaning less variability in drug release. Ritalin Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed stimulant for ADHD, far outselling Adderall, but this doesn’t mean it’s better. It’s just been out a lot longer. Ritalin and ADHD are pretty much synonyms, and that association makes a big difference in doctors’ prescribing habits. Chemically, Ritalin is derived from an amphetamine and is distantly related to cocaine. But that doesn’t mean too much. After all, coffee is also related to cocaine. Adderall Adderall is a straight up amphetamine, and it works about as well as Ritalin. It too is available in IR and XR form. It’s become increasingly popular since its introduction in the 90s. And it might just be a little stronger than Ritalin.Adderall may be slightly stronger than Ritalin. It may also have slightly different side effects. One clinician’s study showed that Adderall was less likely to cause anxiety and agitation, while being more likely to cause insomnia. Answered by Shiloh Wittig 2 months ago.
Adderall Vs Ritalin Answered by Freda Noh 2 months ago.
okay, take someone who actually has ADHD's word for it. ive been prescribed all three and here is what i can honestly tell you ritalin only worked for me when i was a kid. i am 19 now and ritalin does absolutely nothing for me. It is completely useless. Adderall- stupid nurse decided to put me on vyvanse instead of switching me to IR adderall twice a day. Adderall XR 20 mg kicks your head into the freakin zone hella fast. you will get ALL of your s*** done. Vyvanse- ok, i kinda hate on this one because of the mg, and the way that cocky stupid nurse prescribed me them. i was given 30mg vyvanses recently which were 8 times as expensive as my adderall. I can say that with 30 mg of vyvanse its like ive eaten an apple. to be frank, it doesn't do ****. if i take 60 mg of vyvanse (70 is max prescribed) then it will take roughly 5 hours to kick in, and when it FINALLY does, it only helps me a tiny bit with my focus. and when youre on it you feel like an emotionless robot, depressed, lethargic. all in all its pretty terrible. No recreational value OR medical value whatsoever. Answered by Kathryn Hux 2 months ago.
No, please be assured and aware that Vyvanse is dextroamphetamine coupled with the amino acid lisdexamfetamine.. Lisdexamfetamine is inactive itself, acting as a prodrug to dextroamphetamine upon cleavage of the lysine portion of the molecule.. Answered by Leeanna Bucek 2 months ago.
Question About Vyvanse?
I just started Vyvanse for my ADHD, and I know that you lose some weight while taking it, I need to know around how much I'm going to be losing so that I don't end up underweight.
Asked by Letty Beatie 2 months ago.
Vyvanse the drug does not cause weight lose. Vyvanse has a side effect of loss of appetite that people typically experience. There is no specific amount of weight loss amount associated with the drug so you just need to keep watching your weight and keep your doctor in the loop. After being on Vyvanse and other stimulants to treat my ADD symptoms, i've found a couple of ways to minimize the loss of weight due to the side effects: - I eat a large, healthy breakfast high in protein (e.g. Greek yogurt, eggs, cheese, etc.) before I take my meds - During the day, I try to drink beverage high in calories and nutrients like milk, fruit juice and sports drinks (one of my go-to drinks is the "naked" brand... they have a couple of kinds that are high protein... the chocolate flavor is good for the sweet tooth) - Lastly, I make sure to take multi-vitamins so I'm still getting the nutrients that I need. And, fish oil is also good too... It's not as gross as it sounds. I hope this helps you! Luckily your body will likely overcome the side effects and you'll get your appetite back. Personally, the benefits of finally being able to focus has out-weighted (no pun intended) the side effects. Answered by Renate Lafoon 2 months ago.
The appetite loss from vyvanse leads to losing weight. Depending on the person some people lose a lot of weight others lose none at all. Try to make sure you eat 3 full meals a day and exercise to increase your apetite if you are concerned about weight loss. Check your weight regularly to make sure your weight is normal for your age and height. Good luck with vyvanse hope it works out for you. Answered by Tawny Gillyard 2 months ago.
Is this normal for taking 80mg of vyvanse?
I took vyvanse before but it was like a couple of weeks ago and it was only one 40mg pill. I took two pills at like 8:00 this morning and I still feel a little weird. My heart is beating out of my chest and when I was running a minute ago it was difficult to breathe. Also earlier I had a headache & was hungry but...
Asked by Eilene Guidry 2 months ago.
I took vyvanse before but it was like a couple of weeks ago and it was only one 40mg pill. I took two pills at like 8:00 this morning and I still feel a little weird. My heart is beating out of my chest and when I was running a minute ago it was difficult to breathe. Also earlier I had a headache & was hungry but didn't want to eat. I'm tired now but my heart won't stop fluttering and beating fast it feels like a panic attack!! HELP!!! Answered by Hyo Pritchard 2 months ago.
Vyvanse is a "prodrug" of DextroAMPHETAMINE. Meaning, while its drug name is, Lisdexamfetamine Vyvanse is still an amphetamine. It was synthesized by a doctor that found too many kids were abusing dextroamphetamine by snorting, or injecting it, so he added L-Lysine to Dextroamphetamine and made lisdexamfetamine. He did this because, now, the drug has to bypass your liver before working. It also slowly releases the medication meaning it is now basically an Extended Release form of Dextroamphetamine. (without the ability to snort or inject). Nevertheless, yes, it sounds normal for taking 80mg of Vyvanse. Seeing how Vyvanse is a stimulant. At first when you took it, you may have noticed a relaxed and happy feeling (this feeling is generally referred to as Euphoria). But later on, once that feeling starts to wear off, you may feel depressed, angry, irritable, panicky, anxious etc. You are probably on this stage which is generally refereed to as the crash. Believe it or not, 80mg of Vyvanse is not really that high of a dose and you will not die or anything like that. You may just feel kinda crappy for the rest of today and some of tomorrow but you'll be fine [: I too have been on Vyvanse and am now currently on Dexedrine (which is the dextroamphetamine I was telling you about). I don't recommend either because the dexedrine is really hard to get off and so would the Vyvanse. Be careful man. Make sure you research your **** before you do it [: hope i helped. Answered by Somer Warehime 2 months ago.
Vyvanse 80 Mg Answered by Blanch Sheild 2 months ago.
Vyvanse Duration Answered by Omega Cassone 2 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is this normal for taking 80mg of vyvanse? I took vyvanse before but it was like a couple of weeks ago and it was only one 40mg pill. I took two pills at like 8:00 this morning and I still feel a little weird. My heart is beating out of my chest and when I was running a minute ago it was difficult to breathe. Also earlier I had a headache &... Answered by Lakesha Neuse 2 months ago.
Breathe. In slowly through your nose. Hold it for 10 seconds then slowly exhale with your lips pursed tight but not too tight. As your exhaling relax all muscles in your body. I took vyvanse for a a while. It is an upper like adderall so that is what is making your heart race. Drink lots of water and try to eat something. It will wear off. You'll be fine and try to take a little less next time. :) Answered by Cathie Cuzman 2 months ago.
The maximum dose of Vyvanse one should take is 70 milligrams. If 70 milligrams isn t lasting the whole day you should take a short-acting stimulant like Adderall, or Ritalin. Also, running increases the duration of stimulants. Treadmill workout: - 4 mph for 5 mins @ 1 % incline - 5 mph for 5 mins @ 1 % incline - 6 mph for 5 mins @ 1% incline -7 mph for 15 mins @ 1% incline After awhile you will build-up an endurance and can increase the pace. Answered by Albina Mcclallen 2 months ago.
Adderall vs vyvanse ?
I just started takin adderall for ADHD to focus in college. wow it helps me so much during the day it's amazing, but it only lasts till about 2 pm then I crash hard, I mean badly, I get extremely irritable, lose all focus worse than I was before. I went and saw a doc tonight and he told me to try Biphentin(...
Asked by Jae Vandenacre 2 months ago.
I just started takin adderall for ADHD to focus in college. wow it helps me so much during the day it's amazing, but it only lasts till about 2 pm then I crash hard, I mean badly, I get extremely irritable, lose all focus worse than I was before. I went and saw a doc tonight and he told me to try Biphentin( long release ritalin) I think I tried Ritalin as a kid and it made me bonkers. Would vyvanse be able to help me focus till about 8 pm? I heard the crash isn't as bad, is this true? Answered by Arlena Emano 2 months ago.
vyvanse is a good medication. Here are the things you need to think about. vyvanse is basically a long acting form of adderall in one pill. It typically takes about an hour and a half (well at least the 30mg dose does ) to take affect. Then lasts for hours. The problem that some have with long acting meds is if they do not get up at the same time everyday. If they take it after a certain time in the morning, they are unable to fall asleep that night. I know several who like vyvanse and some who needed the ability to not take as much if they needed to. In this instance they took the regular version (dextroamph) in small doses throughout the day. Every person's body reacts differently and has its specific needs. I would suggest analyzing what you need and going to the different websites to read about each medication. Many just simply learn by experience. they test them out and stay on they medication they find works best for them. I'd also suggest keeping notes or a diary of sorts. You should really also familiarize yourself with the different strengths. Sometimes all it takes is just a little adjustment in dosing. good luck Answered by Shante Skyles 2 months ago.
I used to take the generic version of adderall. I noticed my doses needed to be increased in such a short span of time, after taking 30 twice a day for 3-4 months, I started feeling awful...repeated head aches, cloudy mind, troubles concentrating, (especially on fast moving objects). I just started Vyvanse and already the difference is immaculate. and I like that its a once daily medication!! Answered by Dannette Desper 2 months ago.
I felt that Vyvanse is much better then adderall Answered by Echo Borgert 2 months ago.
Adderall part effects: All drug treatments may just purpose side effects, but many people have no, or minor, part effects. Assess with your general practitioner if any of these most long-established aspect effects persist or turn out to be bothersome when making use of Adderall: Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; headache; lack of urge for food; nausea; anxiousness; restlessness; belly suffering or upset; situation snoozing; unpleasant style; vomiting; weakness; weight loss. Search scientific concentration correct away if any of those severe part effects occur when utilising Adderall: severe allergy symptoms (rash; hives; itching; drawback respiratory; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred imaginative and prescient or other vision issues; change in sexual potential or want; chest affliction; confusion; fainting; speedy or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; new or worsening intellectual or mood problems (eg, aggression, agitation, anxiousness, delusions, despair, hallucination, hostility); numbness or tingling of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; painful or established urination; crimson, swollen, peeling, or blistered skin; seizures; severe or chronic headache; extreme belly pain; extreme weight reduction; shortness of breath; surprising, severe dizziness or vomiting; slurred speech; uncontrolled muscle movement; exotic weak point or tiredness. Answered by Gertrudis Crunk 2 months ago.
Why is Vyvanse not working for my son?
He took his 20 mg of Vyvanse yesterday and it worked for 5 hours when it was supposed to work for 12. It was his first time ever taking it. He was bouncing off the walls after it wore off. When he took melatonin to help him sleep, it did not affect him at all. He stayed up til after midnight when he usually falls...
Asked by German Talaro 2 months ago.
He took his 20 mg of Vyvanse yesterday and it worked for 5 hours when it was supposed to work for 12. It was his first time ever taking it. He was bouncing off the walls after it wore off. When he took melatonin to help him sleep, it did not affect him at all. He stayed up til after midnight when he usually falls asleep between 7-8. Today, he took his pill 2 hours ago and it hasn't taken affect. Why is the medicine not working for him? Answered by Candelaria Kever 2 months ago.
Vyvanse is "milder" amphetamine coctail (compared to adderall) that is slowly released over time. It is a newer drug that is being pushed hard because of decreased likelihood of abuse and supposedly lesser side effects. Many people like it and many dislike it. How your son responds is a result of how he metabolizes the drug and it takes a little time (1-2 weeks) to "acclimate" to increased levels of dopamine in the brain. Don't formulate too many assumptions until he has taken it for a couple weeks. The first week I took vyvanse I experienced more potent symptoms / focus then I did later on. You have to give it time as his body will make adjustments which is why it is likely his physician will have a follow up in 3-4 weeks. That being said 20mg is a low dose (most start very low / especially kids) and your doc will probably increase it next appointment. I have taken vyvanse and it doesn't last as long as advertised. Not even half. It is slow release and it takes between 1-2 hours to take effect. For me personally, the "benefit" (increased focus) of vyvanse lasted maybe 4-5 hours. Then I was left with the crash (anxiety, insomnia, irritability, etc) and other side effects of stimulants for another 4-5 hours. I took 40mg for about 3 months and then upped it to 60mg for another month before I changed to adderall. 50mg is a mid range dose while many people take high doses like 80-90mg. 20mg is low so don't lose hope in vyvanse yet. What worked best for me was adderall instant release (adderall IR). It is a more potent stimulant which is commonly abused here at med school lol but it does work well. It takes effect quickly after about 15 minutes and lasts for a few hours. The crash doesn't last as long as the vyvanse. I could take another 20mg tablet if necessary up to 3X daily. For children obviously only having to take 1 vyvanse every morning is easier than having to monitor / administer another pill later in the day. Growing up in mid school I remember students who went into the nurses office to get their adderall every day at lunch. They would noticeably get "wild" many days before lunchtime while their morning dose worse off. Adderall extended release and ritalin are two other drugs that you can look in to. It basically comes down to trial and error and what works best for your son. Just have patience because these things take time. Answered by Donn Mercuri 2 months ago.
This is a question for your DOCTOR. Medication often effects every person differently. What works for one person, might not work for another person. Like I said, talk to your doctor. Chances are he might need something different. Answered by Kathrin Mogan 2 months ago.
Vyvanse side effects?
Alright Ive been taking it every once and awhile and two times out of the three i feel like Ive slipped into depression but one of those two times the vyvanse wore off before i felt depressed. Also the i just felt very tired and not talkative or hungry the other time i haven't been talking about. The question...
Asked by Coreen Ammirata 2 months ago.
Alright Ive been taking it every once and awhile and two times out of the three i feel like Ive slipped into depression but one of those two times the vyvanse wore off before i felt depressed. Also the i just felt very tired and not talkative or hungry the other time i haven't been talking about. The question im tying to figure out is, is the depression happening to me just because im stressed out, or is it just a random side effect? I don't get it, out of everyone i talk to that takes it, they actually never heard of anything happening like that to anybody. oh by the way i'm taking 70 mg vyvanse Answered by Morris Viscosi 2 months ago.
Vyvanse is a drug to be careful with since it is an amphetamine. What often happens with these drugs is that they bring you up, but can bring you pretty far down when the drug leaves your system. It sounds like this is what is happening to you. You go up but then crash down into a depression. Vyvanse has a half life of appoximately 12 hours, which means that in 12 hours half of the drug has left your system and the rest trickles out fairly slowly. However, the half life can vary a lot with Vyvanse depending on the person. That's why it is hard to tell exactly what is happening in your case. Finally, 70 mg of vyvanse is a pretty high dosage. People who see doctors for this drug generally start off at 30 mg. Also, since they are usually sick with ADHD they will not feel much with 30 mg. So if you are healthy, 70 mg is a LOT to take at once, which is probably while you are feeling depressed when the drug starts wearing off. I don't know you, so it is hard to say. Maybe you are stressed out and have low level depression. The Vyvanse use could then be adding to the depression. There are lots of possible side effects for Vyanse. You can skip a lot of the technical lingo, but skim down to near the bottom of the following link to get some idea of the side effects and who and who not should be taking vyvanse. This drug interacts with a lot of other drugs, so if you are taking any other drugs, be very careful. Answered by Herma Savio 2 months ago.
I additionally had hassle drowsing, so have been given an rx for drowsing. Ask your dr 2 supply u some thing 2 help sleep, or ask pharmacist if u can use otc devoid of interplay if u can not communicate 2 dr appropriate away. I additionally had low urge for nutrition, yet no longer 2 your extreme. i stumbled on it now and back helped 2 consume a tremendous breakfast b4 the 1st dose. Answered by Bud Zaneski 2 months ago.
A maximum dose of 70 mg is reached, maybe you should take 70 mg. Your should check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Constipation; decreased appetite; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; mild irritability, nervousness, or restlessness; nausea; trouble sleeping; unpleasant taste; upper stomach pain; vomiting; weight loss. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; blurred vision or other vision changes; change in sexual ability or desire; chest pain; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; new or worsening mental or mood changes; seizures; severe or persistent headache; severe or persistent irritability, nervousness, or restlessness; shortness of breath; tremor; uncontrolled speech or muscle movements (eg, tics); unusual weakness or tiredness. Take care! Answered by Leroy Edelblute 2 months ago.
I feel Vyvanse being better medice then others. Answered by Walter Milito 2 months ago.
Can vyvanse cause permanent stunt in growth?
I am 15 years old, and 5'4.5" just about. I was wondering if vyvanse can cause a stunt in growth. I am taking it over the summer so I can't stay prepared for school but still relax an cause I'm going to start summer classes. I got my leathers in march on the 9th and was 5'4". I take my...
Asked by Mechelle Vanderpol 2 months ago.
I am 15 years old, and 5'4.5" just about. I was wondering if vyvanse can cause a stunt in growth. I am taking it over the summer so I can't stay prepared for school but still relax an cause I'm going to start summer classes. I got my leathers in march on the 9th and was 5'4". I take my vyvanse every morning at 8 and it works until about 9 and by 10 I get ready for bed and usually fall asleep around 10:30 to 11:00. I am also starting cross country and ran a mile yesterday without stopping (yay me:) haha) I just need to know if vyvanse can stunt growth and if it can is it permanent?? Thanks and God bless. Answered by Lawanna Carasco 2 months ago.
"Vyvanse may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they take Vyvanse." also... "Serious side effects have been reported with use of stimulant medicines such as Vyvanse, including: slowing of growth. Your child should have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Vyvanse. The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups." "Stimulants such as Vyvanse can temporarily slow down the growth rate in children. This is usually small (less than an inch and less than two pounds), and children usually catch up to within normal limits in time." "Long-Term Suppression of Growth In a controlled trial of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) in children ages 6 to 12 years, mean weight loss from baseline after 4 weeks of therapy was -0.9, -1.9, and -2.5 Ibs., respectively, for patients receiving 30 mg, 50 mg, and 70 mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) , compared to a 1 Ib weight gain for patients receiving placebo. Higher doses were associated with greater weight loss with 4 weeks of treatment. Careful follow-up for weight in children ages 6 to 12 years who received Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) over 12 months suggests that consistently medicated children (i.e. treatment for 7 days per week throughout the year) have a slowing in growth rate, measured by body weight as demonstrated by an age- and sex-normalized mean change from baseline in percentile, of -13.4 over 1 year (average percentiles at baseline and 12 months were 60.6 and 47.2, respectively). In a 4-week controlled trial of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) in adolescents ages 13 to 17 years, mean weight loss from baseline to endpoint was -2.7, -4.3, and -4.8 Ibs., respectively, for patients receiving 30 mg, 50 mg, and 70 mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) , compared to a 2.0 Ib weight gain for patients receiving placebo. Careful follow-up of weight and height in children ages 7 to 10 years who were randomized to either methylphenidate or non-medication treatment groups over 14 months, as well as in naturalistic subgroups of newly methylphenidate-treated and non-medication treated children over 36 months (to the ages of 10 to 13 years), suggests that consistently medicated children (i.e. treatment for 7 days per week throughout the year) have a temporary slowing in growth rate (on average, a total of about 2 cm less growth in height and 2.7 kg less growth in weight over 3 years), without evidence of growth rebound during this period of development. In a controlled trial of amphetamine (d- to l-enantiomer ratio of 3:1) in adolescents, mean weight change from baseline within the initial 4 weeks of therapy was -1.1 Ibs. and -2.8 Ibs., respectively, for patients receiving 10 mg and 20 mg of amphetamine. Higher doses were associated with greater weight loss within the initial 4 weeks of treatment." (this is on page 4 of the last link) Therefore, growth should be monitored during treatment with stimulants, and patients who are not growing or gaining weight as expected may need to have their treatment interrupted." The important note to remember is that the effect is supposed to be minimal, and people using it are supposed to catch up eventually. Right now you're on the shorter side of average. That might be perfectly normal based on family genetics, but I can't know for sure from your question. You'll have to work that bit of information in to the mix. If you're concerned, you might ask your doctor if you can take a medication holiday while you're not in school. That might give you a chance to catch up a bit when you might not need the medication so much. I hope that helps. Answered by Leatrice Hemauer 2 months ago.
Causes Of Stunted Growth Answered by Pete Taecker 2 months ago.
Is it because vyvanse is a stimulant which suppresses your appetite and therefore kids tend to not eat enough which effect their growth. Or is it because it actually physiological effects the bone growth? Answered by Lakia Dimopoulos 2 months ago.
Tightness in chest....vyvanse?
So I just recently started taking vyvanse as of sunday may 29th(i think). I am in good shape, exercise daily etcetc... I took one 70mg at 6am (keeping in mind that I am 17yrs 119lbs 5'6) and I didn't sleep that night at allll. My hips hurt and i was sweating. I woke up with a terribly tight chest and the...
Asked by Elly Waymon 2 months ago.
So I just recently started taking vyvanse as of sunday may 29th(i think). I am in good shape, exercise daily etcetc... I took one 70mg at 6am (keeping in mind that I am 17yrs 119lbs 5'6) and I didn't sleep that night at allll. My hips hurt and i was sweating. I woke up with a terribly tight chest and the inability to breathe correctly and this has gone on throughout the entire day- what causes the tightness in my chest? what can i do to help it? I cant go to the hospitol because medicare wont cover it. I just want some advice because I feel awful and, at seventeen, i reaally dont want to have a stroke! Answered by Arlene Froelich 2 months ago.
BoxerBriefs Go With Them Answered by Ema Hykes 2 months ago.
70 mg is a HUGE amount for someone who is 119 lbs Answered by Orval Yegge 2 months ago.
Side effects with vyvanse?
So I've been taking Vyvanse for a few months now. My doctor tells me to only take it on the days I have school, so I don't take it on weekends. But yeh, my whole family has like been chewing me out about being anorexic, cause like I never eat. But it's not my fault. My doctor said that they cause loss of appetite,...
Asked by Apolonia Daisy 2 months ago.
So I've been taking Vyvanse for a few months now. My doctor tells me to only take it on the days I have school, so I don't take it on weekends. But yeh, my whole family has like been chewing me out about being anorexic, cause like I never eat. But it's not my fault. My doctor said that they cause loss of appetite, and yeh. But i literally do not eat, like I'll eat twice a week, and that's only on the weekends. Do you think I should stop taking Vyvanse? I really need it though, if I don't take it I do so bad in school, I don't want to fail again, I already have to make up more credits, just don't want to overload on ****. It gives me other side effects too like my hands shake all the time, kinda annoying. I always used to hear voices before taking the meds but now I hear them more and and I'm even more paranoid. Like I'll hear whistling or just random annoying noises and I'll freak out and be like sdfu, but no one knows wtf I'm talking about lol..pisses me off. :/ I have insomnia too, and Vyvanse makes it so much more worse. I get diarrhea now too lol :/. And like idk what it's called but like every 5 minutes I will have to take a really deep breath idk why I guess it feels like I'm not getting enough air but idk. And I think I've been having more outbursts or w/e too. Like I will get really mad and just start screaming and sometimes I'll end up just hitting anyone, idk, I've been like that before Vyvanse but now it's like worse. And my shoulders, breasts, and chest, like that area hurts. Idk I think my breasts got smaller. Can not eating do that? Yeh so should I stop taking it or what? :/ idk Answered by Alesia Carter 2 months ago.
Hun, I am on Vyvanse too. I eat protein bars just to get some nutrition. Ensure and slim fast work too. I eat alot of fresh fruit. You need to find something that you like to eat and force yourself. You also need to take mega vitamins. I found some negative effects that people have blogged: " I have lost almost 20 pounds since I started taking it. I feel very weak and I look anorexic! Also, I’ve noticed that I have muscle spazams and random twitches. I feel as if I am hungry 24/7, but at the same time, I eat very little because of how nautious the drug makes me." For me Vyvanse is a Godsend. When I specifically take Vyvanse I have even less occurrances of getting stuck, worrying and always saying “no.” Vyvanse works beautifully allowing me to focus on specific tasks - multitask without getting overwhelmed thus irritated. I also learned better that the food you eat is so very important. If you are really really serious about getting healthy - giving medicine a chance to work etc - then you have to please stop drinking/eating caffeine, alcohol, sugar, soda, etc - the chemicals make it worse for your body to absorb the medicine correctly or even work at all plus causes side effects. I am focusing on eating protein in the morning - taking vitamins - eating vegatables and exercising and I hate that this is the answer but the bottom line is that if you really want your medicines to work you have to. The good news, Vyvanse makes it easier for me to discipline myself. And combined with food and exercise I feel better than I ever could have imagined. Check out the book “Change Your Brain Change Your Life.” But again, the food goes with the medicine or it doesnt work as well. The good news is that if you do commit to the medicine and the proper eating habits - it will change your life. Do you ever wish you could be “that guy” or “like her” because they have it so together? You can, but please first read this book - again after years of hearing about symptoms and behaviors - now understanding that there are specific areas that can be working improperly - wiring - chemical etc, the medicines can be better prescribed for the specific area. calmer Answered by Michelina Piccirilli 2 months ago.
Vyvanse And Diarrhea Answered by Ronald Durgin 2 months ago.
well this is what ive found... Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-d-amphetamine) is a prodrug consisting of the psychostimulant d-amphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid L-lysine. Lisdexamfetamine was developed so that the psychostimulant is released and activated more slowly as the prodrug molecule is hydrolyzed—consequently cleaving off the amino acid-during the first pass through the intestines and/or the liver. Vyvanse is the dimesylate salt of lisdexamfetamine marketed by Shire Pharmaceuticals. Vyvanse is FDA approved—in strengths up to 70 mg—for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in pediatric patients ages 6–12. Not only does Shire aspire to have Vyvanse replace Adderall XR as their flagship ADHD product, they also have their marketing target set at 50% of the ADHD pharmaceutical market share. Shire will be applying for FDA—as well as European—approval for the treatment of adolescents and adult patients with ADHD. Shire has stated prospects of applying Vyvanse for FDA approval for the treatment of depression. A 25 mg strength Vyvanse capsule is molecularly equivalent to 10 mg Dexedrine Spansules (both the aforementioned pharmaceuticals are about 7.425 mg dextroamphetamine). However, this molecular equivalence is not a bioequivalence ratio. While the AUC for the aforementioned pharmaceuticals is equivalent, the peak exposure of dextroamphetamine with Vyvanse is about 50% higher than that of dexedrine with Dexedrine Spansules. In human oral abuse-liability studies, 150 mg Vyvanse produced a "likeability"—euphoric effect—that was determined to be indistinguishable from 200 mg of the Schedule IV drug diethylpropion hydrochloride or 40 mg of dextroamphetamine. Answered by Kip Acquaviva 2 months ago.
you need to talk to you dr about how the bad side effects - there are other things that can help you without making you ill. Try to make your self eat even if just a bit everyday and if you are having diarrhea make sure to have plenty of fluids. Please let your Dr know. Good luck Answered by Sharda Lonzo 2 months ago.