Vyvanse and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Vyvanse, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xyrem, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 9,525 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from FDA. Among them, 369 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 Vyvanse 13,773 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 365,256 Depression patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

9,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse.
Among them, 369 people (3.87%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vyvanse cause Depression?

Time on Vyvanse when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 34.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Vyvanse *:

  • female: 58.53 %
  • male: 41.47 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Vyvanse *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 13.16 %
  • 10-19: 28.95 %
  • 20-29: 18.8 %
  • 30-39: 11.65 %
  • 40-49: 13.16 %
  • 50-59: 10.15 %
  • 60+: 4.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (190 people, 51.49%)
  • Narcolepsy (31 people, 8.40%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (24 people, 6.50%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (16 people, 4.34%)
  • Cataplexy (13 people, 3.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (33 people, 8.94%)
  • Prozac (27 people, 7.32%)
  • Cymbalta (27 people, 7.32%)
  • Lexapro (22 people, 5.96%)
  • Wellbutrin (21 people, 5.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (107 people, 29.00%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (89 people, 24.12%)
  • Drug Ineffective (49 people, 13.28%)
  • Fatigue (43 people, 11.65%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (40 people, 10.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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