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Review: could Vyvanse cause Depression?

We study 5,559 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Vyvanse

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

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,153,652 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 5,526 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse. Among them, 180 people (3.26%) 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
Depression23.40%25.53%21.28%15.96%11.70%1.06%1.06%

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%13.64%27.78%16.16%13.64%16.67%11.11%1.01%

Severity of Depression when taking Vyvanse ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression2.17%54.35%32.61%10.87%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression11.54%23.08%65.38%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (128 people, 71.11%)
  2. Depression (60 people, 33.33%)
  3. Anxiety (22 people, 12.22%)
  4. Add (17 people, 9.44%)
  5. Adhd (16 people, 8.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prozac (23 people, 12.78%)
  2. Lexapro (21 people, 11.67%)
  3. Cymbalta (18 people, 10.00%)
  4. Lamictal (18 people, 10.00%)
  5. Concerta (14 people, 7.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I am on 40 mg of Vyvanse . I noticed lately the following issues
    If I am in a calm environment , I feel fine but notice I feeling of being normal when I first take it for 2-3 hours and somewhere around the 5-6 hour after taking it, I start to crash and get very impatient with my children if they are interrupting me (I work from home). I am also noticing that my emotions are very hyper sensitive. If I am sad, because of something that has upset me i can cry and fall apart. Further if someone is raging with me I get very short/snappy with them. People are staring to tell me it is since I have been on Vyvanse. Do keep in mind, I have custody of my two teenage kids full-time, work from home and high-pressure sales job. I recently got married to a wonderful man, who is very calm and supportive but travels for work extensively. Can this be just a case of life being very challenging at times? Perhaps the meds are not lasting long enough and need a higher dose? or not a good fit for me. I am hoping you can help me answer these questions.

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Started with flu-like symptoms 2.5 years ago and has progressed to exhaustion, fatigue. muscles feel like I have ran a marithon to walk minimal distance (like from couch to bathroom--arms and legs, falling asleep driving-even while talking on phone. Cannot concentrate to get work done. Feel ill. Altered time perception-used to be early for everything, now late. Hurt all over still in my joints. started hands and feet, then moved to hips, then all joints. seems to move at times from hands and feet to hips. if weather is bad--i hurt worse.

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • I feel socially awkward and have low self esteem. I am unable to connect with other people. This was brought about the same time I started taking Vyvanse and Ritalin. I have been diagnosed with and treated for depression in the past.

    Reply

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