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Review: taking Vyvanse and Ativan together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Vyvanse and Ativan together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vyvanse and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 104 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 21, 2015: 104 people who take Vyvanse, Ativan are studied

Vyvanse, Ativan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)
- Ativan (lorazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Vyvanse is effective71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
(3 of 9 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(6 of 10 people)
(4 of 7 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Ativan is effective33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
(1 of 7 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(7 of 9 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Vyvanse is effective58.33%
(21 of 36 people)
(1 of 6 people)
Ativan is effective51.52%
(17 of 33 people)
(3 of 7 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Vyvanse is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(8 of 18 people)
(4 of 19 people)
(7 of 27 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Ativan is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(4 of 15 people)
(6 of 20 people)
(6 of 27 people)
(2 of 7 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Heart Rate IncreasedManiaWeight GainWeight GainNightmares - RepeatedLoss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And NumbnessWeight IncreasedWeight Decreased
DyspnoeaBlood Pressure IncreasedChest X-ray AbnormalMemory ImpairmentRestless Legs SyndromeShort-term Memory LossAnxiety DisorderDepression
Drug Effect IncreasedMuscle TwitchingRaynaud's PhenomenonTremorItching - Vaginal AreaPregnancy Test False PositiveConfusionWithdrawal Bleed
Drug Effect DecreasedBruxismSeromaAttention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderVulvovaginal Burning SensationDrug-induced TremorDyspnoea
Drug DependenceJoint StiffnessBronchitisPain - JointsAnxietyFrequent HeadachesPulmonary Embolism
Swollen TongueFacial PainWeight DecreasedPhotophobiaApathyFatigue AggravatedHypercoagulation
Therapeutic Response UnexpectedDrug Effect IncreasedAsthmaSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsMemory ImpairmentPanic DisorderAbdominal Pain
Weight DecreasedChest DiscomfortSleeping DifficultyHypomaniaTremorShort-term Memory LossDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveBone And Joint PainCsf Pressure IncreasedJoint WarmthAttention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderBody Dysmorphic DisorderAnxiety
DerealisationPregnancy Test False PositiveBone And Joint PainApathyHypomaniaBorderline Personality DisorderVulvovaginal Candidiasis

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Weight DecreasedDecreased Appetite
DepressionDrug Ineffective
Withdrawal BleedNausea
Pulmonary EmbolismDrug Effect Decreased
FatigueTherapeutic Response Unexpected
HypercoagulationWeight Decreased
AnxietyDrug Effect Increased
Abdominal PainDrug Dependence
Suicidal IdeationDerealisation

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aWithdrawal BleedHyperhidrosisArthralgiaSuicidal IdeationWeight DecreasedDrug Effect Increased
Pulmonary EmbolismSkin Odour AbnormalJoint SwellingDepressionHeart Rate IncreasedMuscle Twitching
HypercoagulationDyskinesiaWeight DecreasedSuicide AttemptDyspnoeaBlood Pressure Increased
Vulvovaginal CandidiasisMemory ImpairmentChest X-ray AbnormalFatigueVisual ImpairmentChest Discomfort
Pleural EffusionAttention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderBronchitisDrug Effect DecreasedAnxietyDry Mouth
Head InjuryTremorOedema PeripheralNauseaMental ImpairmentSwelling Face
Retinal Arteriovenous MalformationTardive DyskinesiaRaynaud's PhenomenonWeight IncreasedFearDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Alcohol UseDrug IneffectivePain In ExtremityWeight GainPain In JawBruxism
Panic AttackDerealisationTraumatic Lung InjuryShort-term Memory LossAmnesiaItching - Vaginal Area
Abdominal PainDepersonalisationMuscular WeaknessTremorBalance DisorderHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ativan (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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