Review: could Vyvanse cause Paranoia?


Paranoia is found among people who take Vyvanse, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 6,994 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Paranoia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paranoia and more.

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Vyvanse has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Vyvanse 8,615 users)


Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drowsiness, insomnia, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 11,927 Paranoia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

6,994 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse.
Among them, 80 people (1.14%) have Paranoia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vyvanse cause Paranoia?

Time on Vyvanse when people have Paranoia *:

  • < 1 month: 46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Paranoia when taking Vyvanse *:

  • female: 45.57 %
  • male: 54.43 %

Age of people who have Paranoia when taking Vyvanse *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 30.43 %
  • 10-19: 26.09 %
  • 20-29: 21.74 %
  • 30-39: 7.25 %
  • 40-49: 13.04 %
  • 50-59: 1.45 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Paranoia when taking Vyvanse **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 25.0 %

How people recovered from Paranoia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (51 people)
  • Adhd (8 people)
  • Multiple Allergies (4 people)
  • Malaria Prophylaxis (4 people)
  • Anxiety (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (5 people)
  • Lexapro (5 people)
  • Zyrtec (4 people)
  • Ritalin (4 people)
  • Nasacort (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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