I am a 23 year old female, just starting Vyvanse. Adderall worked for a little but then my body got used to it. Now I am on Vyvanse, and would like to know if it works better on an empty stomach, or full stomach.
7 Apr 2011
I don't think food is a prerequiste for taking Vyvanse; quite honestly, it causes some people to have a decreased appetite. The main thing you want to make sure of is that you take it at least 6 hours before trying to go to bed because it can cause sleeplessness. The way that Vyvanse is designed is that it should help you throughout the day and cause you to feel more tired at the end of the day so that your body will be able to rest and get enough rest. Hope this helps.
26 Mar 2013
I literally started taking Vyvanse a few days ago. I asked the Dr. if I should take it on an empty or a full stomach.
His response was that Vyvanse works best on an empty stomach. This is because the time release is dependent upon an amino acid in the stomach. Therefore, with food in the stomach, the time releasing agent it is less effective. His advice was to first take the pill, and then wait a half hour before eating.
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Should we wean her off the Adderall or stop it cold turkey and then start her on the Vyvanse?
2 answers • 23 Feb 2012