Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) FAQs

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) FAQs

How long does it take for lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanase) to take effect?

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) typically can start working in the body between 2 and 14 hours after taking the medication. A doctor will treat each case individually as a variety of factors will determine the most beneficial dosage.

Is lisdexamfetamine better than adderall?

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is another medication used to for the clinical treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), as well as narcolepsy. The lisdexamfetamine medication brand that is prescribed is Vyvanse.

Both medications are classified as psycho-stimulants and are made up of amphetamine salts. Vyvanse is made up on one salt (lisdexamfetamine which converts to dextroamphetamine once inside the body) and releases dextroamphetamine at a delayed pace. Adderall is made up of 4 different kinds of salts and releases dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine instantly into the body.

Vyvanse has been noted to be less likely to result in abuse than Adderall. The body needs to break Vyvanse down before it can have any beneficial effect on the body. Vyvanse cannot be injected or inhaled to get a ‘high’ (a drug induced sense of euphoria).

Both medications have both shown to be effective drugs for the treatment of ADHD. The potential for misuse is significantly lower with Vyvanse. It merely comes down to a matter of choice or preference.

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