15 patient evaluations for Vyvanse

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May 27, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2017 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emotional eating)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Lack of motivation, increased motivation, Increased energy, Lack of energy, Pain, Improved cognition, Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Drug Holiday
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2017 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Emotional eating)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lack of motivation, increased motivation, Increased energy, Lack of energy, Pain, Improved cognition, Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 7 1/2 months of taking Vyvance, it has stopped working for me. At the beginning it worked GREAT.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emotional eating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Lack of motivation, increased motivation, Increased energy, Lack of energy, Pain, Improved cognition, Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have notice improved cognition, eating less, less pain, improved interest in life, more energy and grinding my teeth.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 16, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Emotional eating)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Lack of motivation, increased motivation, Increased energy, Lack of energy, Pain, Improved cognition, Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have notice improved cognition, eating less, less pain, improved interest in life, more energy and grinding my teeth.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2016 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Emotional eating)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Lack of motivation, increased motivation, Increased energy, Lack of energy, Improved cognition, Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is day one of taking Vyvanse and it has only been 6 hours after taking Vyvanse and I want to grind my teeth real bad.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 2, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of appetite, Binge eating episodes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of appetite, Binge eating episodes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I experience a calmness. I feel my brain is slowed down, I can organize the files in my head. I focus and concentrate for longer periods of time (but still desire more on-task behavior.) The only side effect I have found is the lack of appetite all day and a ravenous hunger at night when med is wearing off. Resulted in a little weight gain. An additional perk is that this med gives me energy, and a sense of well being about myself that isn't there without it. Note: this is the only ADHD med I have tried. I am satisfied with the efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication calms me and helps me slow down and organize my mind. I also experience a feeling of well-being. Lost weight initially but the med no longer decreases my appetite. I take it in the morning as it has a 12hr. duration.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of appetite, Binge eating episodes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Efficacy: helpful in calming down, reduces "noise" in brain, organizes thoughts. Increased action vs apathy, sense of well-being Taken once daily in the morning, (the earliest possible to avoid increased insomnia)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 23, 2014 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

May 5, 2011 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 24, 2012 (Started May 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia, Anxious mood, Mania, Emotional instability, Restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Once again, stopped the Vyvanse. It really makes me unstable because the days after I take it the energy is incomparable to how it was when I took the drug. It also kind of made me really unmindful, I would constantly lose things and feel quite restless on it. I'm trying a drug-less approach to ADD, and its been working great so far.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 2, 2012 (Started May 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia, Anxious mood, Mania, Emotional instability, Restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I need to take a break from Vyvanse. It makes me happy/excited/energetic and it sometimes it is too much for me when I am as depressed and anxious as I am, which makes me feel weird because I should not be happy just when I take it. It is great for motivation but it still takes me a while to start the work/homework I am anxious about. I only took this medication a couple times a week. When I did take it I felt "normal" finally, but I feel like I shouldnt take something to feel normal. Not taking it every day made me feel really unstable as well because of how manic it made me. but hey at least I'm guaranteed to get something done when I take it, whether it is cleaning or starting some school work. BUT Vyvanse does work 100 times better than adderall, and did help me a lot despite all this other stuff I've been saying, but I just cant take it at this time in my life. It really calms my thoughts down and makes it like I never had depression. I would recommend this medication for people that wake up early enough to take it!h
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Loss of intellect)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2012 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia

Jun 30, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 31, 2012 (Started Jan 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Feel like a zombie, Cognitive confusion, Listlessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The pharmacist was hesitant to fill prescription as it is known to not mix well with Parkinson's meds. She was correct. The doctor acknowledged that it was a combination of the PD meds with the Vyvanse that caused me to have such a horrible experience. I was literally a zombie after about 3 days and there were no unexpected benefits. Took about a week after stopping to recover.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 10, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 140 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 30, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 140 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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