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Below are Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 28 ratings/reviews, Vyvanse has an overall score of 8.25. The effectiveness score is 9.21 and the side effect score is 7.07. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Vyvanse review by 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   70 miligrams (dosage frequency: 1 daily) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helps with concentration and staying focused. Helps to keep me from being hyperactive and fidgety and helps with memory to an extent.
Side effects:   If I am stressed, I seem to be jittery and the benefits are not as prominent.
Comments:   I was diagnosed with ADD three years ago. Have tried several different prescriptions and found the best results from Adderall and Vyvanse.

 

Vyvanse review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken once daily for the period of 3months and counting
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helps me to concentrate and focus for a more prolonged period of time than adderall xr 20mg. When taking adderall xr 20mg, I had a lot of side effects ranging from dry mouth to aggressive behavior. I was very irritable with adderall xr, but with Vyvanse I am not irritable at all as a symptom of the drug. I focus and concentrate much better, and for much longer, I have no symptoms. I feel more calm and more happy on Vyvanse.
Side effects:   The only negative side effect was the insomnia for the first few weeks, but that is to be expected from this type of drug I believe.
Comments:   Vyvanse 50mg taken once daily in the morning.

 

Vyvanse review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   70mg taken once a day as needed for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Sustained focus, improvement in attention span and greater achievement of daily tasks. Easy to take, just one pill a day!
Side effects:   I had no side effects with this drug! I loved it.
Comments:   Vyvanse is a new medication used to treat ADHD. It is a time-released capsule. It is easy to swallow (no bad taste like pressed pills), and does not upset your stomach. I took one 70mg pill in the morning. The pill releases the drug slowly, so ur not hit with all of it at one time. This allows for the medicine to be equally effective all day, not just for a few hours. I did NOT have any of the normal ADHD med. side effects, such as: rapid heart rate, anxiety, jittery feeling. The only downside to this medication is the cost. Since Vyvanse is new, there is no generic for it. I paid $160/month for 30 pills! I was self-pay though, so I'm sure having insurance would be ideal! Although it is very expensive, it is well worth it.

 

Vyvanse review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   N/A
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken once daily for the period of 30 days
Other conditions:   Anxiety
Other drugs taken:   Lamotrigine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped concentration, able to finish task highly motivated and weight loss. Memory increased.
Side effects:   Unable to sleep alot of the time-insomnia. Never tired.
Comments:   Amphetamine Salt generic for Adderall alternative for Vyvanse. Could not remember next dose to take after 4 to 5 hours. Adderall XL wore off after 8 hours and not as effective as Vyvanse. Concentraion and remembering things was more effective for me with Vyvanse rather then the Adderall XL.

 

Vyvanse review by care giver of 4 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sggression, hyperactivity
Dosage & duration:   20 (dosage frequency: once) for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   failure to thrive
Other drugs taken:   reglan, nexium, singulair, periactin,
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   So far I've been sad to say the the side effects are worse for him. I want to continue the drug longer to hope that the side effects will decrease.
Side effects:   trouble sleeping, more hostile behavior, emotional frustration, even more decreased appetite.
Comments:   We just changed from Adderall xr to Vyvanse because of a change in doctors from Ohio to California. We were hoping for the more lasting effects of Vyvanse with less side effects. The verdict is still out.

 

Vyvanse review by 30 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   60 mg taken 1 daily for the period of 6 months and continuing
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Decreased lethargy and "overwhelmed" feeling, increased focus and energy. Did not give me a jittery feeling like adderol. The doctor said that the medication should wear off in about 12 hours after taking it. This is true for the increased energy but I notice increased focus and decreased lethargy until I go to bed. No trouble getting to sleep. Nice unexpected effect: increased desire and ease of "connecting" with freinds and family.
Side effects:   Decreased appitite. If I don't remind myself to eat I don't get hungry at all. The couple of times I forgot to eat, I never felt any feeling of hunger. I just felt spacey and tired and couldn't figure out why. Then I realized that it was 3:00 and forgot to eat or drink all day. I have to set an alarm to remind myself that it's time to eat.
Comments:   One pill daily as soon as I wake up.

 

Vyvanse review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   add
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken daily for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   na
Other drugs taken:   na
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Slight eurphoria and "high" felt good but not what I was trying to treat
Side effects:   aggravated acne, short term memory loss, loss of cognitive abilities
Comments:   Most recently diagnosed with adult add, never tried add medications before. Tried to give it time to work as many people say side effects get better but could not deal with the major facial skin breakouts.

 

Vyvanse review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Adult ADD
Dosage & duration:   30 mg. taken each morning for the period of 1 year and currently
Other conditions:   Forgetfullness, disorganization, slow production
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   With this medication versus other drugs to treat ADD, I do not experience a coming down off of something effect. It is highly effective without the severe side effects of comparable medications to treat the same condition. Also, it does not destroy my appetite and I feel healthier with particular medication. I donít experience dry mouth (but I have always been a huge water drinker!), nervousness, irritability, insomnia, or that racing heart feeling.
Side effects:   Appetite is reduced, but not to an un-healthy degree. Smaller portions at both meal time and snack time are all that you can manage during the day. However, in my experience I eat normal dinner portions. In fact, I feel that with this medication I am eating ample, healthy portions for my gender, body-type and build. It should be noted that with this and other medications like it you are often so focused it is easy to forget to eat, but it will catch up with you later in the day. You will want the portions you should have had, but no longer have the hours left to spread them out. I set a timer to remind me itís time to stop and have lunch.
Comments:   I take this medication once each morning and it lasts throughout the day and into the early evening. With this medication you must see your provider every six months to evaluate weight changes and effectiveness. During the 2 checks that I have had my weight has been consistent. Luckily, dosage has not been modified; we started out with the correct dosage. Although, from what I understand that is rare, dosages often have to be modified to find what works best for each individual.

 

Vyvanse review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   attention issues, to much to do/ too little time
Dosage & duration:   40mg taken 1x daily in am for the period of 6 months and counting
Other conditions:   stress, inability to stay on task, worried
Other drugs taken:   none but vitamins
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able to create a tasks list, complete the list in full and stay focused for a full days work, and not get sidetracked or feel the least bit tired. Day after day, I continued to work better than I had been able to for years.
Side effects:   Lack of appetite was a problem at first. Edgy when the medicatin is wearing down (10 hours after taking.)
Comments:   Had to go to a psychiatrist to get it prescribed. Check ups every 3 months to determine effectiveness. So far everything is a go! I cannot express how this has changed my life!

 

Vyvanse review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   60mg taken once daily for the period of 6 months and continuing
Other conditions:   Depression
Other drugs taken:   Wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I am able to focus and engage myself in necessary tasks that I had alot of trouble doing before I got on vyvanse. School and work performace improved. I have more drive to be productive. I also find that I am much more friendly, talkative, and social. I find myself wanting to talk to my family and catch up with friends. I also have mild depression, and since starting vyvanse I was able to come off Wellbutrin because the Vyvanse gave me a very happy feeling in a natural way. The feeling is only slightly "euphoric". This medication makes me feel like a normal person should feel.
Side effects:   Decreased appetite. I have lost 20 pounds over the past six months. I eat one or two small snacks during the day, but at night I will have a meal when the medication begins to wear off. I also drink alot more fluids due to the dry mouth, which is another side effect. Neither of these side effects are bothersome though. I could afford to lose an additional 20 pounds and i'm hoping vyvanse can help me with that. I used to OVER eat, and now i eat only when my body needs the energy, which is good.
Comments:   overall I would definitely suggest vyvanse if you are unhappy with your current ADD meds, or if you are thinking about seeing a doctor concerning ADD. I will say that if you are your child is under 18, or irresponsible concerning "drugs" be careful and keep an eye on your childs consumption. Even though they say vyvanse is non-addicting, the feeling while on it and the persona it gives is very much desireable in comparison to not taking it. Also, if you are already under weight you should try a natural stimulant like stratera instead.

 

Vyvanse review by 15 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Fun
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken daily 2 in morning for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very good euphoria. More focused in school. Had a very very good feeling in torso area. I forget to eat sometimes and afterwards stomache hurts very very bad. You do not realize that your hungry.
Side effects:   Huge loss of appetite. CottonMouth to the extreme. Drank 4 bottles of water none helped. Very jittery. leg does not stop bouncing. Have trouble staying still..
Comments:   Took 2 in the morning before school.

 

Vyvanse review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   adhd
Dosage & duration:   30 mg taken 1 a day in the morning for the period of 1 week and half and counting
Other conditions:   disorganized, hyper
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I'm a college student and it was hard to focus on school work, i would hardly listen to conversations, my reading skills were awful, i felt like i was just scanning the words and not really comprehending.
Side effects:   dry mouth, i constantly have to drink lots of water, also working out helps with the dry mouth for your info. loss of appetite, i force myself to eat because if i dont i will not eat at all. i notice that since taking the medication i no longer have a sweet tooth. i feel dizzy sometimes too.
Comments:   Vyvanse really does help me focus on school work and also at work. I'm better in tests and homework problems. I became a better listener in converstations, i do feel happier, not mood swings. I believe i have a better understanding in tasks and i dont feel as hyper as i use to.

 

Vyvanse review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   refractory depression
Dosage & duration:   70mg. QD taken qd or bid at times for the period of ~6 months and continuing
Other conditions:   suspected ADD, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, chronic pain from neck injury
Other drugs taken:   Pristiq, Synthroid, Klonopin qhs [for bruxism], trazodone qhs
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Alleviation of depression nonresponsive to several SSRIs,SNRIs,atypical antipsychotics. Decreased ruminating/continuous negative thinking, decreased pain and/or focus on pain, decreased need for pain meds. Increased confidenceand social functioning, increased ability w/ADLs, increased energy, increased focus and ability to concentrate, increased memory and word retrieval
Side effects:   Decreased appetite and weight loss [too much], occasional insomnia/restless leg. Some hyperfocusing/obsessing on projects/tasks.
Comments:   Severe depression/anxiety requiring hospitalization. Psychiatrists tried numerous drugs/cocktails including: several SSRIs, SNRIs, several atypical antipsychotics [Abilify worked for awhile, Seroquel helps w/sleep when needed], Lamictal, dexedrine, Cytomel. Inpatient and partial hospitalization, CBT, attempted inpatient detox from oxycodone and Klonopin. Later decreased oxycodone w/use of suboxone. Chronic pain thought to be contributing to depression. Using oxycodone 2-3/d at beginning of therapy w/Vyvanse. Using oxycodone approx. 1/week currently.

 

Vyvanse review by 62 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   inattention and disorganization
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken 1x/day for the period of 2 yrs plus
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   cymbalta
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Vyvanse has greatly improved my mood and the way I look at the day .I am able to concentrate and finish a job. I am also in a much better mood than when just on the antidepressant. I am less prone to get angry ,irritated ,impatient and to "fly of the handle".I take it after lunch and it keeps me going till at least 8 pm. I accomplish alot more in a day. And best of all feel good about myself.Vyvanse does not give you that dropped feeling when it is wearing off.
Side effects:   Sleeplessness seems to be a problem for me but I have been like that most of my life . Vyvanse affects my sleep alot less than adderall xr .
Comments:   adderall 30mg. in morning .Helps me get up Vyvanse 50mg early in the day, keeps me productive all day long

 

Vyvanse review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Adult ADHD
Dosage & duration:   70 mg taken once a day, everyday for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   After taking Adderall XR for about a year, my doctor switched me to Vyvanse. Vyvanse not only helps me focus and take away the symptoms of ADHD that I was experiencing, but it does so for about 12 hours. With Adderall XR, the effects lasted only a few hours, and I experienced a crash after the effects wore off and I instantly because extremely cranky and irratable. With Adderall XR, I also lost the desire to eat. I am hungry with Vyvanse, and do have the desire to eat. With Vyvanse, I do not feel the crash at the end of the day, and I do not experience any moodiness. I am very please with this drug, and it has changed my life for the better. I have reccommended it to other family members with the same problems that I have and they have shared with me similar success stories.
Side effects:   The only side effect I experience is times of having a slightly dry mouth. The dry mouth I experienced with Adderall was much worse.
Comments:   I take one 70mg pill a day in the morning. I don't take it with food and it does not bother my stomach at all.

 

Vyvanse review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   30 mg/daily taken 1 daily for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Although I had mild sleep problems the first two days of taking Vyvanse, I had virtually no side effects. Granted, my dose was low, but I had a hard time concentrating and summoning up the energy to do basic things like paying bills, etc. Vyvanse is no wonder drug, but I live pretty much like everyone else now, which is great. My mother is stunned. She says this is the first time she's ever been able to ask me where things are in my apartment and have me know (and be right). I take a medication holiday from Vyvanse most weekends and actual work holidays when I don't need to be able to concentrate.
Side effects:   A little bit of sleeplessness at first. I take Vyvanse in the morning at around 5:30 to fix this. I just set my alarm, take the pill with a glass of water, and go back to sleep for an hour. I then wake up around 7 without any problems.
Comments:   1 pill, 30 mg, Vyvanse, as needed. I never take more than the prescribed amount (not trying to get addicted, here). This treatment is concurrent with my ongoing treatment for chronic depression.

 

Vyvanse review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken daily for the period of year
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   prozac
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Lasted all day long, could put it in a drink,
Side effects:   insomnia, and irritability
Comments:   Compared to other ADD meds I tried, Vyvanse seemed to be the only one that didn't interact with the Prozac. Also, I think finding the right dose had a lot to do with that. Because I could easily split the pills I was able to take a larger dose in the morning and a lesser mid-morning and not have a big drop at the end of the day.

 

Vyvanse review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   adult adhd
Dosage & duration:   70mg taken 1 for the period of 3months
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   aderall, toprol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had increased focus the first day, and after a short trial of ritalin IR I appreciated the consistancy of the vyvanse, the medication didn't give me the same up and down emotionally (which is great when you are trying to lead a family) but i did give up some of the motivation that accompanied ritalin, I was hoping for the 12hr coverage but have settled into a routine, of dose of 70mg at 7 feeling affects about 40 min later and then feeling foggy at 2.
Side effects:   increased b/p but it came down within a few weeks, dry mouth, appetite suppression, there was some increase of irritation grouchy feelings when the medication would wear off.
Comments:   Diagnosed with inattentive type adhd as an adult. felt a huge relief. Started strattera for 2mos. with no improvement. then a straterra ritatlin combo.t felt the ritalin and real hope for the first timho, switched to vyvanse and titrated up to 70mg with symptom control for about 7-8 hrs, now taking a adderall booster of 30mg.

 

Vyvanse review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken once a day for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   BIpolar
Other drugs taken:   Lithium
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   High concentration and staying focused. It took away my irratibility & aggitation. I feel very calm. I felt that It help extremely with all my ADD symptoms except that I felt depressed. If that makes sense. Weight loss.
Side effects:   Teeth Clenching for the first week. Scalp picking and chewing the inside of my cheeks. Very depressed. A little jittery.
Comments:   This is a great medication for ADD. I've never felt so together in my adult life. My Doctor doesn't want me to take it anymore because of my side effects. I'm so upset that I had side effects on this med because I loved how it worked.

 

Vyvanse review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   60 mg. taken once a day for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   bipolar 2
Other drugs taken:   lithium, trazadone, adderax
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Alert, awake, focused
Side effects:   dry mouth, decreased appetite
Comments:   I have only been on Vyvanse for 2 weeks. I started at 40 mg. and now at 60 mg. until next week where I will probably be upped to 70 mg. I used to take Focalin and then found out I was bipolar so had to stop that for close to a year to become stable on lithium. I feel alert, awake and focused and feel Vyvanse is very smooth and lasts longer. Hope I get the weight loss benefits eventually.

 

Vyvanse review by 20 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   50, 60, 70 (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of ongoing, for 1+ year now
Other conditions:   OCD, depression, bipolar II
Other drugs taken:   lithium (300), zoloft
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Increased focus, attention, productivity. Better able to pay attention and absorb information in class. Reduced impulsivity. Increased motivation, increased mood. Lasts much longer than other ADHD drugs with much less severe side effects.
Side effects:   Restless legs at night, insomnia, headache (sometimes pretty bad). Also, make sure you take it and THEN START PRODUCTIVE THINGS, otherwise you attention will be focused on whatever you are doing when it starts to work, i.e. playing online games for hours.
Comments:   I took adderall once as a child, and it made me so miserable that I never wanted to take it again. Concerta did nothing for me either, and as an adult, vyvanse was the first ADHD drug I was put on since I was in elementary school. I've been on 50 mg, 70 mg, and 60 mg. 60 works best for me, lasting about 7 hours. 70 mg kept me from being able to fall asleep and 50 mg only lasted about 5.5-6 hours. I am able to pay attention and absorb the information in my classes. I also found that vyvanse put me in a good mood for the day!

 

Vyvanse review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   40mg taken once daily for the period of 6 months at present
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Lamictal
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I am finally able to focus, concentrate on tasks, and able to stay on track at work. Before Vyvanse - I jumped from task to task without completing one prior to starting another.
Side effects:   Loss of appetite, anxiety when Vyvanse was wearing off. I have no side effects at present.
Comments:   Prescribed for adult ADD. I take one per day - 40mg.

 

Vyvanse review by 44 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   70 mg taken 1 day for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   depression, overweight
Other drugs taken:   Clonazepam, Venlafaxine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I went to therapy and asked about ADD meds, I took a test showing attention and memory lapses. Doc gave me 60 mg, my grades improved dramatically, which was specifically the result I wanted. Furthermore, I got far more done outside of school, coincidentally.
Side effects:   Slow production(over-concentration?) Heart palpitations (occasional, esp with caffeine) Pharmacy information says "may be habit forming" and "not recommended for people with a history of drug abuse." If alcohol and tobacco habits are considered "drug abuse", then smokers and drinkers (incl. coffee) may be more vulnerable to forming a habit. Loss of appetite
Comments:   I returned to school mid-career when I saw the economy tanking. I was unable to grasp the rudiments (law, rigorous)despite many hours of studying and reading. During that time my father died, I was depressed and close to failing out. I went through therapy and asked about ADD meds. I took a test showing attention and memory lapses. Doc prescribed 60 mg. I could tell an immediate difference. My grades improved dramatically, which was specifically the result I wanted. I now take 70 mg and intend to until graduating and taking the big test in Oct. '11. After that, I hope to stop taking it. I am not certain that it is effective over 6 months. It seems that one might build up a tolerance to the effectiveness. This most recent semester, my memory seemed to be where it was before I started taking it, but I have not found out yet.

 

Vyvanse review by 18 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   30 mg taken 1 per day for the period of so far just a week
Other conditions:   na
Other drugs taken:   ocella
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I needed to switch from straterra which made me very very depressed quiet and i slept for like an hour each night with that drug it was horrible. I switched to Vyvanse and the first time i took it, it was like an anti deppresant at first i was the normal happy hyper me but i could still focus very well on studying but when i started comming down from it that was the worst i was dry heaving with a TERRIBLE HEADACHE for an hour and then i would just throw everything up it made me very irritated i would twitch ALOT and my heart beat was fast and very heavy but after my second day my body started getting use to it and i havent had anymore problems with it.
Side effects:   throwing up alot, bad headaches, twitching, crazy heart beat, loss of appetite (which is a plus in my eyes), and happy thoughts (like "wow im soo beautiful" for some reason would pop in my head alot), as well as some negative thoughts and worrying about homework constantly which is fine to because i would get it all done.
Comments:   So far the throwing up has stopped and the headaches come and go no food even looks good to eat no cravings very easy to diet ;) and passing all my finals was AMAZING. This drug makes strattera look like tylenol!

 

Vyvanse review by 18 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADD
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken once in the morning for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   daydreaming and underperforming socially and accedemically
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My mood has noticably improved, I have more energy, experience better sleep and digestion.
Side effects:   a few experiences of nausiea, heavy moodswings on the days I do not take it, decreased appetite, and some negative affect on my short-term memory.
Comments:   I had began taking 20mg of Vyvanse for three months and was surprised to find that such a small dose affected my mood so effectively. When it came to school work though I found that I needed the 30mg to increase my level of focus (and have been on it for a month since). I had not experienced decreased appetite until about a month into taking the 20mg. I find that the greatest benefit of Vyvanse for me is that it tends to stabalize my mood on a daily basis and lessens any bouts of anxiety and depression that i used to face before I was perscribed.

 

Vyvanse review by 27 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Focus
Dosage & duration:   30 (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 2yrs
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   ..
Side effects:   ..
Comments:   I am 27, When I was in 9th grade I became ill with lyme disease. It was so severe that I was out of school for two years, and instead of going back to school and graduating HS at the age of 20 I got my GED and joined the Army. I had a MOS that did not require much thinking on your own. And because of that I was very successful. I made rank quick, was very respected, became the NCO of the year twice, became a Drill Sgt. and because of all my military success I had no problem getting into a tier one college. out of all my deployments and undescribable situations Ive been in, nothing compared with the stress of college. once identifying that I had a learning problem. I was prescribed Vyvanse. I am now going into my senior year and I am ranked in the top 5% of my class. Vyvanse has given me focus and direction. With the good comes the bad. I have lost alot of muscle(I think it all went to my brain). I become aggressive and some times its hard to put into check before I lose control. and I always have the desire to drink alcohol. For the most part I am able to have self control, but its not easy. I plan on continuing Vyvanse through Grad school. I would recommend this drug, You just need to have a good sense of self awareness, and keep your eye on the prize.

 

Vyvanse review by 13 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
Dosage & duration:   30 mg taken before school, after breakfast. for the period of Started yesterday
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It really helps me focus better than my previous ADHD meds. (Concerta 25mg) I am a very spontaneous person (Sometimes maybe slightly annoying) I really had trouble concentrating in school and remembering what we learned. I was always forgetful, but now after taking it a few days, I nearly never forget anything. And I remember the material covered in class.
Side effects:   Few side effects, BUT...the few that I did have were quite severe. The biggest and worst effect was the constant chewing, mostly without noticing. As I said before, I'm spontaneous. And my spontaneous self had decided to buy a pacifier shortly before my doctors appointment where I was prescribed Vyvanse. After taking the vyvanse,I felt the sudden urge to chew, on anything ane everything, including the pacifier, my fingers, my cell phone, and the worst, my cheeks. I could feel the pain of chewing my cheeks, and I could taste the blood, but I didn't know what caused it. I didn't know that I was chewing my cheeks at that point. By the end of that day, I had chewed both cheeks, my tongue, and the right side of my top lip quite badly. It also made me lose all intrest in eating, and I love to eat, and I need to eat. (85 lbs. 5'1") after school, I knew that I had to eat, and spent over 30 minutes eating a single cookie.
Comments:   On 9/18/11 I was prescribed (30) 30mg Vyvanse for ADHD to take every morning. It had common side effects on me, such as loss of appetite, severe chewing, and I "geeked out" pretty bad. I'm not usually a very organised person, but shortly after school, I spent 5 hours cleaning. (My binder, my room, the house, etc.)

 

Vyvanse review by 15 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken once a day. for the period of A week so far, I'm still taking it
Other conditions:   Manic Deression , Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Other drugs taken:   Lamictal
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very concentrated , very alert , Euphoria , more done in less time , sociable , energetic .
Side effects:   Insomnia , mood swings , worse anxiety and depression , loss of appetite to the point were I forget to eat , extreme iriablility after it wears off , and extreme attacks of anger.
Comments:   Vyvanse is a new medication used to treat ADHD. It is a time-released capsule. It is easy to swallow (no bad taste like pressed pills), and does not upset your stomach. The pill releases the drug slowly, so ur not hit with all of it at one time. This allows for the medicine to be equally effective all day, not just for a few hours. Since Vyvanse is new, there is no generic for it.
 


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