Vyvanse is a stimulant drug prescribed to help people with ADHD. A stimulant, the drug can reduce impulsivity and increase attention span for people who struggle with these symptoms and may reduce binge eating. Some people struggle with addiction to this drug because it is a stimulant and makes people feel better, but it can be abused and cause some serious health complications as a result.
How People Use It
Chewable tablets and capsules are the chosen method for people who use Vyvanse. The capsules may be multi-colored and printed with the proper dosage on the capsule. The colors of the table vary, depending on the dosage. People typically take it once a day for their symptoms but may use more if they become addicted, leading to some challenging issues.
Addiction to Vyvanse
Vyvanse is a stimulant drug that has a high potential for addiction. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) believes this drug has a high potential for abuse and classifies it as a Schedule II controlled substance. Similar stimulants like Ritalin, and cocaine, have classifications like this. When a person uses the drug as prescribed, they are less susceptible to using it improperly. It is possible they may abuse the drug for different reasons. Physical and psychological dependence are what normally occurs.
People who abuse the drug may suffer from the side effects of a stimulant overdose or misuse. Trouble sleeping, dry mouth, and headache are just a few of the symptoms. Short-term side effects can be less severe. Sudden death in people with heart problems have been noted, including rapid breathing and irregular heartbeat from taking the drug. Overdoses can occur as well.
Taking high doses of the drug increases health risks and potential complications. When a person is not able to stop taking the drug Vyvanse, they may experience these effects or other health complications. The risks can be life threatening for them and it can be risky to take the drug other ways than prescribed (or in higher doses). Mixing the drug is also problematic with alcohol or other substances. The biggest challenge is that people need help to quit this drug. It can have side effects in detox so it is important to make sure you or a loved one find the right treatment center that focuses on your recovery and helps you navigate the journey in a healthy way.
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