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Review: could Vyvanse cause Depression?

Summary: Depression is found among people who take Vyvanse, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We study 5,652 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from FDA and social media. Among them, 182 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Vyvanse

Vyvanse has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 7,876 Vyvanse users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,322 Depression patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 5,652 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse. Among them, 182 people (3.22%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Vyvanse reports

Time on Vyvanse when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression23.96%25.00%21.88%15.62%11.46%1.04%1.04%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Vyvanse * :

FemaleMale
Depression49.28%50.72%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Vyvanse * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%13.50%28.00%16.00%14.00%16.50%11.00%1.00%

Severity of Depression when taking Vyvanse ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression2.08%54.17%33.33%10.42%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression10.71%25.00%64.29%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (128 people, 70.33%)
  2. Depression (60 people, 32.97%)
  3. Anxiety (22 people, 12.09%)
  4. Adhd (18 people, 9.89%)
  5. Add (17 people, 9.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prozac (23 people, 12.64%)
  2. Lexapro (21 people, 11.54%)
  3. Cymbalta (18 people, 9.89%)
  4. Lamictal (18 people, 9.89%)
  5. Concerta (14 people, 7.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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