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Review: Vyvanse and Ativan

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vyvanse and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Vyvanse (latest outcomes from 7,751 users) has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,183 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 101 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 effective66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
(2 of 8 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(5 of 9 people)
(4 of 7 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Ativan is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
(1 of 6 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(6 of 8 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaManiaWeight GainWeight GainJoint SprainLoss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And NumbnessWeight IncreasedWeight Decreased
Heart Rate IncreasedBlood Pressure IncreasedChest X-ray AbnormalJoint WarmthWeight GainShort-term Memory LossAnxiety DisorderDepression
Drug Effect IncreasedMuscle TwitchingRaynaud's PhenomenonPain - JointsVulvovaginal Burning SensationPregnancy Test False PositiveConfusionWithdrawal Bleed
Drug Effect DecreasedBruxismSeromaSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsItching - Vaginal AreaDrug-induced TremorDyspnoea
Drug DependenceJoint StiffnessBronchitisPhotophobiaNightmares - RepeatedFrequent HeadachesPulmonary Embolism
Therapeutic Response UnexpectedFacial PainWeight DecreasedNightmares - RepeatedRestless Legs SyndromeFatigue AggravatedHypercoagulation
Weight DecreasedDrug Effect IncreasedAsthmaRestless Legs SyndromeFatiguePanic DisorderAbdominal Pain
Drug IneffectiveChest DiscomfortSleeping DifficultyPalpitationsJoint WarmthShort-term Memory LossDrug Ineffective
DerealisationBone And Joint PainCsf Pressure IncreasedFatigueSeromaBody Dysmorphic DisorderAnxiety
DepersonalisationPregnancy Test False PositiveBone And Joint PainPain - JointsBorderline Personality DisorderVulvovaginal Candidiasis

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Vyvanse is effective54.55%
(18 of 33 people)
(1 of 6 people)
Ativan is effective50.00%
(15 of 30 people)
(3 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DepressionDecreased Appetite
Weight DecreasedDrug Ineffective
Withdrawal BleedNausea
FatigueDrug Effect Decreased
HypercoagulationTherapeutic Response Unexpected
Pulmonary EmbolismWeight Decreased
DyspnoeaDrug Effect Increased
Weight GainDrug Dependence
Suicidal IdeationDerealisation
Pleural EffusionTremor

Drug effectiveness by age :

Vyvanse is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(6 of 11 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)
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(6 of 20 people)
(6 of 27 people)
(2 of 7 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aHypercoagulationTardive DyskinesiaArthralgiaSuicidal IdeationWeight DecreasedDrug Effect Increased
Withdrawal BleedSkin Odour AbnormalJoint SwellingDepressionHeart Rate IncreasedMuscle Twitching
Pulmonary EmbolismHyperhidrosisWeight DecreasedSuicide AttemptDyspnoeaBlood Pressure Increased
Pleural EffusionDepressionChest X-ray AbnormalFatigueVisual ImpairmentChest Discomfort
Vulvovaginal CandidiasisDepersonalisationBronchitisDrug Effect DecreasedAnxietyDry Mouth
Retinal Arteriovenous MalformationDrug IneffectiveOedema PeripheralNauseaMental ImpairmentSwelling Face
Vaginal HaemorrhageDerealisationRaynaud's PhenomenonWeight IncreasedFearDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
AtelectasisDyskinesiaPain In ExtremityWeight GainPain In JawBruxism
Abdominal PainNightmares - RepeatedTraumatic Lung InjuryShort-term Memory LossAmnesiaItching - Vaginal Area
AnxietyWeaknessMuscular WeaknessTremorBalance DisorderHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • due to the above drugs mentioned along with associated symptoms . it is noted the at I have a pineal brain cyst 6mm in size. not advancing. the guess that I was born with it. however, after talking to the skull base organization action out in Los Angeles.

    a major car accident in June 14th was reported as 'unknown cause possible seizure. I'm ask in more in depth testing


  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I gained weight on citalopram, and was prescribed ability on top of it, which made my normal weight of 135 go up to 160. I stopped taking ability, and was recently prescribed Vyvanse, which works amazingly for me as a writer. I was always ADD but didn't realize I was different. Since taking vyvanse, my weight has increased again.


  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Can these meds be used together


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Complete drug side effects:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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