As of August 2019, there is no generic available for Vyvanse.
What is the cost of Vyvanse in Canada?
Table 1Publicly Funded ADHD Medications in Canada (identified for the purpose of this report)
|Available Strengths (mg)*||Average Cost ($)†|
|Concerta (methylphenidate HCl)||18, 27, 36, 54||73.58|
|Strattera (atomoxetine)||10, 18, 25,40, 60, 80, 100||93.17|
|Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)||20, 30, 40, 50, 60||79.86|
What is Vyvanse called in Canada?
Health Canada has authorized VYVANSE® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the first and only, chewable tablet for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) “With chewable tablets, children with ADHD now have a new option that makes taking a medication like VYVANSE® easier in the morning.
What is the generic drug for Vyvanse?
The generic name of the drug Vyvanse is lisdexamfetamine. Doctors prescribe Vyvanse to treat ADHD and moderate-to-severe binge eating disorder in adults.
How do I get Vyvanse from Canada?
You can buy Vyvanse online at PocketPills if you already have a valid prescription from your doctor. You can get started by uploading your prescription, ordering a refill by transferring any existing medications to our pharmacy or talking to one of our Canadian Doctors to get an online prescription.
Is Vyvanse prescribed in Canada?
VYVANSE® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is now approved in Canada for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults.
Why is Vyvanse not covered by insurance?
Your problem with medication coverage is not uncommon. Many insurance companies cover only generic forms of ADHD medications, since they are less expensive. Vyvanse is new and under patent, and, because of this, expensive. Vyvanse works like Adderall, but each drug is released into the body in a different way.
What is the closest drug to Vyvanse?
What ADHD medication is comparable to Vyvanse? Lisdexamfetamine, the active ingredient in Vyvanse, is converted in the body to dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine is the active ingredient in Adderall formulations. Adderall XR formulations, as well as their generics, are typically once daily dosing similar to Vyvanse.
Is Vyvanse safer than Adderall?
These drugs are considered to be potential drugs of abuse; however, because Vyvanse is a prodrug and takes longer to metabolize in the system than Adderall, it is considered to have a lower risk of abuse.
Does Vyvanse 30 mg make you lose weight?
Using Adderall or Vyvanse for weight loss isn’t an approved use. It’s considered a possible side effect, although Vyvanse can be used to treat symptoms of binge eating disorder. Amphetamines like Adderall can lead to weight loss.