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Is It Advisable To Take 50mg Vyvanse More Than Prescribed?

if i took a 50 mg vyvanse at 8 this morning, (which is my regular daily prescription) and i have a lot to do at night and its been 12 hours, can i take another 50 mg to pull an all nighter? can a lack of sleep kill you, and is that enough vyvanse to cause overdose?
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
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Hi,

Vyvanse is a medication prescribed for ADHD. It is a controlled substance. So, doctors usually prescribe small doses. The strength of Vyvanse wears off over time. So many patients search for ways to intensify Vyvanse thoughout the day which is usually for 8-9 hours. However, increasing the dosage more than the prescribed amount may be considered drug abuse and can result in sereval side effects and life threatening risks.

To intensify Vyvanse and things to get in order to make it last longer. There are some common methods to intensify Vyvanse like magnesium or gingko pills may intensify it, add enough protein in the diet, maintain a steady exercise schedule, avoid vitamin C products, acidic juices or caffeine, learn about drug interactions that makes it less effective. Before reducing or increasing the doses of Vyvanse, you should consult your doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician
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Is It Advisable To Take 50mg Vyvanse More Than Prescribed?

Hi, Vyvanse is a medication prescribed for ADHD. It is a controlled substance. So, doctors usually prescribe small doses. The strength of Vyvanse wears off over time. So many patients search for ways to intensify Vyvanse thoughout the day which is usually for 8-9 hours. However, increasing the dosage more than the prescribed amount may be considered drug abuse and can result in sereval side effects and life threatening risks. To intensify Vyvanse and things to get in order to make it last longer. There are some common methods to intensify Vyvanse like magnesium or gingko pills may intensify it, add enough protein in the diet, maintain a steady exercise schedule, avoid vitamin C products, acidic juices or caffeine, learn about drug interactions that makes it less effective. Before reducing or increasing the doses of Vyvanse, you should consult your doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician