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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Adderall 46,005 Ritalin 38,648 Concerta 21,810
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Ritalin vs Vyvanse

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Other name: Concerta (Concerta)
Other name: Lisdexamfetamine (Lisdexamfetamine)
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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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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...
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About Ritalin
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le...
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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...
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works the best for my pro social effects. I am switching...
" IMO ritalin works the best for my pro social effects. I ...to ritalin also because... "

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ther drug that really helped them? Is Ritalin damage yo...
" ...Hi, I've been on Vyvanse for almost six months now and the side effects have gotten really bad ...months and made a switch to Ritalin or maybe another drug that really helped them? Is Ritalin damage your... "

I did that before but it didn't do good or bad, then t...
" ...ideas? Should I try ritalin - I did that before but it didn't do good or bad, then tried... "

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g - three times a day for years. It was not working so...
" ...Ritalin. I've been on Ritalin 20mg - three times a day for years. It was not working so I asked to ...new. I was given Vyvanse 30 mg. Once a day. The first day I thought it worked pretty... "

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mouth on Ritalin IR, Adderall IR, and Dex IR. I haven't...
" I get dry mouth on Ritalin IR, Adderall IR, and ...have noticed is that Vyvanse gives me less dry mouth. Perhaps that's because it's long-acting instead of IR like the others?? Besides drinking water,... "

worked great for me until I was taking higher and higher...
" Ritalin worked great for me until I was taking ...keeping my blood pressure under control so they switched my to Vyvanse. That didn't work as well, but it ...was better than nothing. Adderall didn't work for... "

company wouldn't let me keep on the dose that worked...
" ...switch to vyvanse from Ritalin derivatives because I metabolize them too fast. Stupid insurance company... "

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ve recently switched from Ritalin to Vyvanse, and we...
" ...the medication, or do I really need to avoid acid/citrus things? I've recently switched from Ritalin to Vyvanse, and well, Vyvanse seems to be really controversial. It's working ok with me,... "

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doses. Ritalin didn't really do much for me. Vyvanse did...
" Adderall worked well for me, but made me a bit too edgy at effective doses. Ritalin didn't really do much for me. Vyvanse did the trick, and continues to. I... "

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omorrow. Ritalin kept making me very itchy all over. C...
" ...anyone about anything. I went off ritalin yesterday, took nothing today and I am starting Vyvanse tomorrow. Ritalin kept making me very itchy all over. Combine that with my lack of focus at work... "

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