Vyvanse withdrawal generally does not occur in people who take the medication as recommended for legitimate medical purposes.
Vyvanse is a stimulant medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Withdrawal symptoms are most likely to occur in those who take high doses and abuse the medication. Common withdrawal symptoms include changes in heart rhythm, depression, or extreme fatigue.
Although withdrawal is generally not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable. It can be so uncomfortable that people may start taking the drug again in order to relieve the withdrawal symptoms.
Also, if pregnant women take this drug the baby may have withdrawal symptoms post delivery. If you are pregnant and taking this medication, talk with your healthcare provider about the safety of using the drug during pregnancy.
Report any withdrawal symptoms to your prescribing doctor right away. Remember to attend regular medication monitoring appointments with your doctor in order to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Withdrawal symptoms may be similar to the side effects. As a result, inform your medical professional if you experience any of the following symptoms: pounding heart rate, blurry vision, mood changes, sudden behavioral changes, muscle twitching, and swelling in body parts.
Also, seek immediate attention if you experience any of the following: fatigue, rapid weight loss, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, sexual side effects, fainting, and shortness of breath or trouble breathing.
Also report any muscle weakness, seizures, unexplained aches or pains, confusion, delirium, slurred speech, skin rashes, itching, extreme dizziness, and swelling of body parts such as the tongue which may obstruct breathing.
Report and all side effects to your prescribing doctor, not matter how minor you think they may be.
Only take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not alter doses, sell your medications, take expired medications, share your medications, or take medications that do not belong to you.
If you are unable to tolerate Vyvanse, your doctor may wish to prescribe an alternative ADHD medication. In order to avoid potential withdrawal, do not stop taking Vyvanse without working in conjunction with your doctor.
If you experience any severe or unusual reactions, contact your prescribing doctor right away. If severe enough, particularly if you experience difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek emergency medical attention in order to stabilize your symptoms.