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Vyvanse

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6.5
6.4  Effectiveness
6.7  Side Effects
7.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 Vyvanse side effects and 6 Vyvanse benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is lisdexamfetamine and brand name is Vyvanse.
The active ingredient of this medication is lisdexamfetamine dimesylate amd inactive ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose and croscarmellose sodium.
Vyvanse is manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals.
Mainly used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in certain patients.
Famous People with ADHD
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Howie Mandel

In 2008 Howie went on the talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, where he spoke about having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Tygert "Ty" Pennington

A the age of seven he was diagnosed with ADHD by his mother Yvonne.

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Effectiveness of Vyvanse by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Vyvanse, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 11.2% 32.5% 35% 12.5% 8.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.6% 1.3% 87% 5.2% 3.9%
Blood Pressure 3.9% 10.5% 77.6% 7.9% 0%
Breathing 2.6% 9.2% 84.2% 2.6% 1.3%
Confidence 2.5% 10% 38.8% 33.8% 15%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.8% 6.4% 47.4% 30.8% 11.5%
Digestion 4% 10.7% 84% 1.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 4.9% 16% 27.2% 38.3% 13.6%
Energy 10% 10% 20% 37.5% 22.5%
Eyesight 3.9% 14.3% 76.6% 5.2% 0%
Memory 5% 6.2% 37.5% 30% 21.2%
Mental Clarity 2.5% 16% 21% 29.6% 30.9%
Pain 2.6% 7.8% 85.7% 2.6% 1.3%
Patience 6.2% 17.3% 32.1% 25.9% 18.5%
Sexual Health 1.3% 14.1% 70.5% 9% 5.1%
Skin Complexion 6.6% 7.9% 81.6% 1.3% 2.6%
Sleep 6.2% 30% 50% 11.2% 2.5%
Stress Level 6.2% 20% 41.2% 25% 7.5%
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Commonly Reported Vyvanse Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 94.5% 1.4% 0% 2.7% 1.4%
Anxiety 50% 21.4% 28.6% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 71.4% 21.4% 7.1% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 85.7% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 78.6% 14.3% 7.1% 0% 0%
Confusion 78.6% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Crying / Sadness 74% 12.3% 8.2% 1.4% 4.1%
Depression 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 76.3% 17.1% 2.6% 1.3% 2.6%
Drowsiness 81.3% 9.3% 5.3% 2.7% 1.3%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Oversensitivity 60.8% 17.6% 9.5% 8.1% 4.1%
Fatigue 73.3% 9.3% 9.3% 5.3% 2.7%
Fever 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
Gas 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 55.1% 23.1% 14.1% 5.1% 2.6%
Insomnia 50% 28.6% 14.3% 7.1% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 78.6% 14.3% 0% 7.1% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 54.1% 14.9% 16.2% 12.2% 2.7%
Mood Swings 55.8% 19.5% 14.3% 7.8% 2.6%
Muscle Cramping 71.4% 14.3% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Nausea 75.7% 12.2% 5.4% 1.4% 5.4%
Nervousness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 78.6% 7.1% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Vyvanse Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 79% 9.7% 4.8% 1.6% 4.8%
Appetite Loss 36.8% 17.1% 22.4% 15.8% 7.9%
Change in Weight 49.3% 26.7% 16% 6.7% 1.3%
Constipation 75.8% 14.5% 8.1% 1.6% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 93.2% 4.1% 2.7% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 88.3% 3.3% 6.7% 1.7% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 91.7% 1.4% 2.8% 4.2% 0%
Dry Mouth 41.3% 12% 22.7% 17.3% 6.7%
Insomnia 59.7% 21% 12.9% 3.2% 3.2%
Paranoia 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 88.4% 7% 4.7% 0% 0%
Reproductive System Disorders 93.1% 4.2% 1.4% 1.4% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 86.9% 11.5% 1.6% 0% 0%
Vomiting 95.8% 2.8% 0% 1.4% 0%
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Episodes since taking Vyvanse
Since taking Vyvanse Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 3.1%
Hospitalization 3.1%
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User Comments about Vyvanse
04 Aug 2014 How has Vyvanse affected me? I'll tell you. My son developed myasthenia gravis within three months of taking this medication. It is poison in my mind and should be taken off the market and doctors should only prescribe ADHD medications in severe cases of ADHD. I'm sick with guilt for filling the prescription and giving it to my son. Don't make the same mistake I did.
   —Posted by Vyvanse Side Effect
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18 Jun 2014 Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease that isn't caused by any pathogens that we know of. Amphetamines are a pathogen that we know of. There is a slight genetic predisposition for it, but mostly it's a byproduct of dysfunction of the thymus, which can happen for a number of reasons (none of which are taking ADHD meds). There is plenty wrong with the pharmaceuticals industry and the products they peddle. There is no sense in making demons out of shadows when there are real dangers to contend with. Your son is just unlucky, and while that makes it temporarily more difficult -- as you have no one and nothing to blame for his condition -- it will allow you to spend more energy loving and caring for your son instead of investing that energy in hating a scapegoat.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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18 Jun 2014 Edit: I used the term "pathogen" incorrectly above. Pathogens are biological causes of disease. The point still stands. There is no known association between amphetamines and Myesthenia Gravis. There is a known association between autoimmune diseases and Myesthenia Gravis.
   —Posted by Anonymous
18 Jun 2014 My son was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis 3 months after starting Vyvanse. I believe it triggered the myasthenia gravis and would not recommend anybody taking this "medication."
   —Posted by Anonymous
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03 Apr 2014 I was prescribed Vyvanse when I was a sophomore in high school and am currently still taking it 4 years later as a sophomore in college. As I increased my dosage, I got more productive, but the side effects increased. I got more irritable, and had absolutely no appetite. Nothing sounded good to eat and I would get annoyed easier than usually. the only thing I found to easy these symptoms was smoking marijuana. It would calm me down and relax me when I had the feeling that I needed to do something, even if there was nothing to do. One other thing I noticed is that I seem to have immunity to drugs like cocaine and mollie. I've tried both of these drugs at least 8 times each, but only feel like I took a vyvanse when I was "on" them. In short, the drugs didn't affect me and it's because of my tolerance to stimulant drugs, due to vyvanse.
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04 Jan 2012 I like Vyvanse, it helps me to focus, unfortunately its durational effects do not last long after prolonged continuous use.
   —Posted by Grace
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