Vyvanse Detox: Timeline Of Withdrawal Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on October 11, 2021

Vyvanse detox may come with a number of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Seeking a substance abuse treatment facility with a Vyvanse detox program may help to manage these symptoms.

How To Detox From Vyvanse

Vyvanse is the brand name of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, an FDA-approved prescription stimulant for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder.

In high doses, Vyvanse can result in increased tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

When a person who has become dependent on Vyvanse stops taking the drug, they will likely experience withdrawal symptoms and require a Vyvanse detox program.

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Who Should Detox From Vyvanse?

When a person takes a stimulant drug for a long period of time, in high doses, or abuses the drug, tolerance often develops. Tolerance means the body needs more of the substance to get the same effects.

Becoming dependent on, or addicted to, Vyvanse can result in withdrawal symptoms if a person stops taking Vyvanse.

Any person experiencing withdrawal symptoms can benefit from a Vyvanse detox.

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The Vyvanse Crash

As the effects of Vyvanse begin to wear off, a person can experience what is called a “Vyvanse crash”.

The immediate symptoms of a Vyvanse crash are usually irritability, tiredness, and fatigue.

Additional side effects of a Vyvanse crash:

  • mood swings
  • depression
  • cravings
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • shaking

The longer a person goes without taking Vyvanse, these symptoms can intensify. People can begin to experience Vyvanse detox symptoms that are intense and uncomfortable, which can include psychosis.

Vyvanse Detox Symptoms

The longer a person has been taking or abusing high doses of the prescription drug Vyvanse, the more intense the Vyvanse detox symptoms can be.

Common side effects of Vyvanse are similar to amphetamine withdrawal and can include:

  • body aches
  • increase appetite
  • anger
  • exhaustion
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • intense cravings
  • paranoia

These physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms last approximately one week.

There are a few psychological symptoms that can last for several months, referred to as post-acute withdrawal symptoms, or PAWS:

  • fatigue
  • mood swings
  • problems sleeping
  • anxiety
  • depression

Detox Programs For Vyvanse Abuse

Some substance use disorder treatment programs offer a medical detoxification option for stimulant medication dependence.

Under the supervision of medical professionals, they may provide a tapering schedule to slowly lower the higher doses of Vyvanse over a long period of time.

Other medications and supplements are also available to help ease the symptoms of Vyvanse withdrawal.

With around-the-clock care, and advice of healthcare providers, medical detox can help ease withdrawal symptoms.

Locating Stimulant Drug Addiction Treatment Options

Finding a substance abuse treatment facility that offers medical detox for Vyvanse use for you or your loved one can feel like a massive endeavor.

Our helpline can assist in providing information for you to explore inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment centers. Call us today.

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Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D. on October 11, 2021
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