Users' questions

Is it bad to take Adderall long-term?

Is it bad to take Adderall long-term?

Long-term side effects of Adderall include weight loss, stunted growth in children and possible complications from high blood pressure. Usually, these side effects stop once treatment stops. Some studies show long-term Adderall use may cause adverse psychological effects and changes in the brain.

Why does Vyvanse last longer than Adderall?

One of the most significant differences between Vyvanse and Adderall is that Vyvanse remains inactive until the body breaks it down in the bloodstream. The effect of Vyvanse can last longer than that of Adderall XR. Vyvanse provides a maximum of 12 hours of symptom control.

Can you take Adderall and Vyvanse at the same time?

But, you can’t add an Adderall at the same time and expect a longer duration. Basically V should last 10 or so hours. If it does not, you need to increase the dose or do the boost. Also, things like orange juice in the morning really cuts down on how long stim meds work. Hope this helps, please post if you have any more questions.

Why do I feel sleepy after taking Vyvanse?

The dopamine boost decreases hyperactivity. On Vyvanse – your brain can finally “rest” and actually focus on something – but it may feel tired in comparison to the hyperactive state that it’s used to. Vyvanse’s calming effect in ADHD patients can make them feel tired. Nice.

How many milligrams of Adderall per day?

My doctor doesn’t like to go above 60 mg so we decided on something else. He started me on 80 mg Vyvanse per day with 20 mg IR Adderall as a PRN. I’ve never taken Vyvanse so here will come the onslaught of questions.

Is it safe to take Adderall at age 60?

If you aren’t responding well to Adderall, you could try Dexedrine (a very old drug, and very cheap). Dexedrine is the active ingredient in Vyvanse. I haven’t come across any research that indicates that taking stimulants at age 60 or older is harmful.

Is Adderall better than Vyvanse?

Both are effective options for the treatment of attentional deficits. Understand that one person may find Adderall works better for them and another may find that Vyvanse works much better than Adderall. There is a lot of individual variation responsible for dictating how each person responds to these medications.

What is the equivalent of Adderall to Vyvanse?

30mg of Vyvanse is equivalent to approximately 12mg of adderall. As far as which is better, they are both basically the same drug. The difference with Vyvanse is it converts into the amphetamine via your body’s lysine , once it gets into your system… so it does take a little longer to work and supposedly it’s not as easily abused.

Which is more effective for ADHD, Adderall or Vyvanse?

Adderall and Vyvanse are prescription psychostimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While Adderall is sometimes the more effective of the two, Vyvanse is considered less addictive. Adderall is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine; in Vyvanse, the active ingredient is lisdexamfetamine.

Is Vyvanse as effective as Adderall for ADHD?

Both Vyvanse and Adderall are effective for treating ADHD. There is little comparative research to suggest that one is better than the other. The two medications do differ in terms of how long they last. This can be a deciding factor for many people and can impact how effective the medication is for controlling symptoms.