Could Vyvanse cause Narcolepsy - from FDA reports


Summary

Narcolepsy is found among people who take Vyvanse, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Adderall, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 9,525 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from FDA. Among them, 7 have Narcolepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcolepsy 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 13,728 users)

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) has been reported by people with narcolepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 22,826 Narcolepsy patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

9,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse.
Among them, 7 people (0.07%) have Narcolepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vyvanse cause Narcolepsy?

Time on Vyvanse when people have Narcolepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Narcolepsy when taking Vyvanse *:

  • female: 28.57 %
  • male: 71.43 %

Age of people who have Narcolepsy when taking Vyvanse *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 25 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Ulcerative Colitis (2 people, 28.57%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Rosacea (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Neck Pain (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Remicade (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Lialda (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Cymbalta (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Adderall (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Loss (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Seizures (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Hospitalisation (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Weakness (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Arthropathy (1 person, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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