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Focalin vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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Focalin

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Vyvanse

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Other Names: Lisdexamfetamine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 14,938 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 47,621 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Taken For: ADHD ADD
Taken For: ADHD ADD
Dexmethylphenidate, otherwise known as d-threo-methylphenidate (D-TMP), is the dextrorotatory enantiomer of methylphenidate. It is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) and releasing agent and thus a psychostimulant, which affects the... Read more on Wikipedia
Lisdexamphetamine (L-lysine-D-amphetamine sold as Vyvanse) is a psychostimulant prodrug of the substituted phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes. Its molecular structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the es... Read more on Wikipedia
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By LostandFound
February 28, 2014
LostandFound wrote
Vyvnase Destoyed my Life -But I'm Coming Back Now
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I totally agree and symphathize. I loved vyvanse for weight loss and long, energy filled days. However, being bipolar schizoeffective, this only made mania HORRIBLE. Thanks for your story.
Shell  |  March 21, 2014
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By April
December 13, 2013
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on vyvanse for MS
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By brit
October 13, 2013
brit wrote
vyvanse 70mg and Terrible ACNE
That makes total sense why I've been breaking out so bad!! It's not like little pimples either they are huge and get infected!! I'm actual about to switch to Ritalin sr? My insurance won't pay for the high doses of vyvanse!! I don't feel like I'm taking anything when I take vyvanse even at 80 mg I can't get anything done and all I want to do is sleep!!
Megan  |  March 28, 2014
have you tried the pill doxycycline and teh cream retinA, they worked wonders for me.
Quinn  |  March 7, 2014
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What patients are saying about Focalin vs. Vyvanse

1,624 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
from focalin one day to vyvanse the next and adderall...
...input. Do you think by me switching from focalin one day to vyvanse the next and adderall the next...
to Focalin from Vyvanse. As in going from lisdexamfetamine...
...cycling to Focalin from Vyvanse. As in going from lisdexamfetamine (converted in the body to dextroamphetamine) to dexmethylphenidate. Chemically...
making the switch from focalin to vyvanse because I have...
...thinking about making the switch from focalin to vyvanse because I have heard so ...about thevyvanse, and the focalin suppresses her appetite so ...to d...
of switching from vyvanse to focalin but i've never...
...i've been thinking of switching from vyvanse to focalin but i've never tried it. ...Rx compared to adderall or vyvanse? i don't ever hear of people getting scripted focalin and am curious wh...
vacations. when I took him off the Vyvanse for 3 days and...
...year old son from Focalin 5mg to Vyvanse 30 mg for the same reason. The Focalin just wasn't lasting long ...much less on the Focalin. I also want to ...vacations. when I took him off the Vyva...
from vyvanse to focalin, what to expect? I love vyvanse...
...from vyvanse to focalin, what to expect? I love vyvanse for ADHD but it is worsening my carpel tunnel pain and acid ...is this medication...
like us to try vyvanse. We will start 20 mg tomorrow....
Focalin to Vyvanse I will preface this ...vyvanse. My six year old son has been taking focalin for a year. His current dose is 10 ...would like us to try vyvanse. We will start 20...
the opposite switch from by vyvanse to focalin. My daughter...
...actually made the opposite switch from by vyvanse to focalin. My daughter had nervous tics with the vyvanse and zoned out more. The ...I’ve noticed with the focalin is appetite.  An...
up with them because the vyvanse is otherwise wonderful....
...here... except we switched from Focalin to Vyvanse and ...them because the vyvanse is o...
of the side effects I see. (mostly mood-related, but tics...
...to Vyvanse from Focalin, and ...the Focalin, and I am not entirely convinced that it is the best med for him due to some of the side effects I see. (mostly mood-related, but tics, too.)...
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