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How many MG of Vyvanse = 60MG Adderall?

Asked by stemnyjones (3974points) June 27th, 2011

I have ADD and my Adderall is missing. I still have Vyvanse left over from when the dr tried me on it. It didn’t work well, but it will have to do until I get my next apt.

I take 60 MG Adderall daily. How many MG of Vyvanse should I take in replacement of the Adderall?

It is not possible to reach my doctor until our next visit.

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tom_g's avatar

Are you in the US? Please call your doctor back and demand to talk to the doctor on call. You could also call your pharmacist. Fluther is great and all, but I don’t think we are are qualified to prescribe medication.

syz's avatar

Your doctor’s office should be able to answer this question for you. You may also be able to talk to a pharmacist, though that is less than ideal. I would not take medication based on information obtained via the internet.

Lightlyseared's avatar

If you have to take the Vyvanse then I would take it at the dose your doctor told you when he prescribed it.

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Seelix's avatar

If you always get your prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy, you may be able to get an emergency supply of Adderall from your pharmacist. Explain the situation – the pharmacist may give you enough to last until you can see a doctor.

Something similar happened to me once with my Effexor, and I was able to get enough from the pharmacy to last until my next appointment a couple of weeks later.

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lillycoyote's avatar

You should call your doctor and explain that you’ve lost your Adderall and he or she can write you another prescription. And you shouldn’t stop taking it suddenly. While pharmacies will sometimes give you an emergency supply of your medications they won’t for something like Adderall because it’s a controlled substance, a Schedule 2 controlled substance. Very controlled. You should call your doctor and get a new prescription. I don’t know about whether your insurance will pay for it though, if it’s less than 30 from your last fill. You might call them and ask.

Judi's avatar

I’m sure your doctor has someone taking call for him/her, even if they are unavailable. Call the answering service and tell them you need to talk to the doctor on call.

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