Is it safe to take adderall and vyvanse together?
By July 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm 8,219 1
I saw a post on this in our community (http://www.attentiondeficitconnect.com/discus...) and found this Q and A that might answer some of the questions. As always with prescription medications be sure to talk to your doctor before mixing any.
Questions: Is it safe to take adderall and vyvanse together. I've been prescribed 50 mg of Vyvanse to take in the am — then in the afternoon 30mg of Adderall. Is this safe?
Answer: First of all, 50 mg of Vyvanse is basically equivalent to 20mg of Adderall XR, so you're not really taking as much as it looks like. They are safe to take together because Vyvanse is all a d-amphetamine, and Adderall is a mixture of that plus other types of amphetamines. However, 40 mg of Adderall is the maximum recommended daily dose for ADHD, but up to 60 mg is okay for narcolepsy, but I don't think what you've got is too much unless you're sensitive to amphetamines.
I'm guessing that if it's for ADHD your doctor prescribed that mix because Vyvanse is made to last up to 14 hours and…
Has anyone talked to their doctor about mixing these two medications? Was it a good or bad experience?