A study for a 18 year old boy who takes Vyvanse - from FDA reports


1,203 males aged 18 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 18 year old male patient who has Add. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Dec, 05, 2018

1,203 males aged 18 (±5) who take Vyvanse are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Vyvanse for a 18-year old boy.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 18
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Add
  • Drugs taken:
    • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  2. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Irritability
  6. Chest pain
  7. Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  8. Drug effect decreased
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  10. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Anger
  3. Abnormal behavior
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Aggression
  6. Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
  7. Drug effect decreased
  8. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Suicidal ideation
  2. Aggression
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Abnormal behavior
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  6. Weight decreased
  7. Intentional overdose
  8. Drowsiness
  9. Overdose
  10. Psychotic disorder
1 - 2 years:
  1. Educational problem
  2. Gait disturbance
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Disturbance in attention
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Supraventricular extrasystoles (premature electrical impulse in the heart, generated above the level of the ventricle)
  7. Aggression
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Dizziness
  10. Weight increased
2 - 5 years:
  1. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  2. Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  3. Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour)
  6. Hallucinations, mixed (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind -mixed)
  7. Major depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)
  8. Memory loss
  9. Disturbance in attention
  10. Weight loss
5 - 10 years:
  1. Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
  2. Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness)
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Weight loss
  6. Galactorrhea (secretion of breast milk in men)
  7. Educational problem
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Emotional disorder
  10. Sedation
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Stress and anxiety
  3. Aggression
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  7. Disturbance in attention
  8. Drug effect decreased
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Suicidal ideation

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 35 people, 2.91%
  2. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 22 people, 1.83%
  3. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 21 people, 1.75%
  4. Stress And Anxiety : 20 people, 1.66%
  5. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 19 people, 1.58%
  6. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 17 people, 1.41%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 17 people, 1.41%
  8. Growth Hormone Deficiency : 15 people, 1.25%
  9. Seasonal Allergy (allergic condition due to certain season): 13 people, 1.08%
  10. Disturbance In Attention : 12 people, 1.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Abilify (48 people, 3.99%)
  2. Xyrem (38 people, 3.16%)
  3. Zoloft (35 people, 2.91%)
  4. Clonidine (34 people, 2.83%)
  5. Strattera (33 people, 2.74%)
  6. Risperdal (27 people, 2.24%)
  7. Intuniv (25 people, 2.08%)
  8. Seroquel (25 people, 2.08%)
  9. Concerta (24 people, 2.00%)
  10. Adderall (23 people, 1.91%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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