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Is it safe to take Vyvanse for ADHD symptoms?

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Answered by

Ananth Shanmugam

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Published At October 16, 2014
Reviewed AtMarch 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Is it safe to take Vyvanse 100 mg for ADHD symptoms?

Answered by Ananth Shanmugam

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant. I basically do not approve giving stimulants to target ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms. And the dosage 100 mg is way above safe dosing range.

One side effect to watch out for is motor tics or involuntary movements when you take such a dose. The occurrence of this side effect is dose-dependent and if it occurs, it means that you are using above the therapeutic dose.

Consult a psychiatrist online before taking such a dose --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Ananth Shanmugam
Ananth Shanmugam

Psychologist/ Counselor

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