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.
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.
I would take it after breakfast, It gave me no appitite at all, so it you can eat first it might help
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.
I have tried it with and without eating. It doesn't seem to change the outcome either way. I have a weak stomach so I usually end up feeling a little sick. If I just ate a bigger meal, however, I end up getting a headache. Hope this was helpful!
Different people will give different responses. It's really a personal preference. The prescribing information doesn't say one way or the other, or even that it has to be taken with food. Personally, I eat oatmeal every morning, then take the Vyvanse with a full glass of water. I find that the onset is gradual and smooth, and lasts longer.
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