How Long Does Vyvanse Stay In Urine?


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Frances Bott Profile
Frances Bott answered
If you are one the people who have taken Vyvanse, appropriately acquired or otherwise, and find yourself in the position of  having to submit to a urine test shortly after ingestion, then opinions vary as to how long this drug will stay in the system. Some sources say that the effects of Vyvanse appear to wane after 14 to 16 hours, but this does not mean that it had left the body. Evidence of this drug can be detectable in the urine from 1 to 3 days after taking. Another account says that Vyvanse stays in the body for 'exactly 5 days'. The different elements in Vyvanse, lisdexamfetamine and dextroamphetamine, have different elimination half lives and whereas one, lisdexamfetamine, will have a much shorter half life and will be metabolised and excreted more rapidly, the dextroamphetamine takes a fair bit longer and is detectable as an amphetamine in the urine. Lastly, if your job depends on random but regular urine tests and you are taking Vyvanse as part of your treatment, then it's best to bring proof that the medication is prescribed for you, either by way of the prescription itself, the container with pills and/or a doctor's note.
Vyvanse or lisdexamfetamine is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in people from the age of 6 years old and upwards. It is administered orally in capsule form once daily, preferably in the morning to avoid the insomnia caused if taken later on in the day. It can be taken with or without food and comes in varying dosages. As Vyvanse is an amphetamine with a high potential for abuse and can be habit-forming if taken over a long period of time, it is classified as a class 2 controlled substance.
Liz Bennet Profile
Liz Bennet answered
Drugs do not necessarily show up on a urine test for 6 months no matter what you do...that is incorrect.  (Some drugs can however, show up for several months in drug tests using hair follicles. I am not sure of the specifics concerning Vyvanse and hair follicle testing.)

All drugs put into your body are metabolized at particular rates depending on the drug, other drugs in your body, your age, your metabolism, and even what you eat or drink.

Vyvanse and its metabolites (d-amphetamine) will show up in urine tests for 1-3 days after the last dose taken, depending on the dosage and other factors. Drinking fruit juices such as cranberry, orange or grapefruit, or taking vitamin C will increase the rate at which your body metabolizes and expels Vyvanse and its metabolites, causing levels of d-amphetamine to increase in the urine in the short term. However, this also causes elimination from your body at a faster rate.

As far as a urine test goes, Vyvanse will show up in the initial screening as a general amphetamine. After a positive initial screening, the sample will be further tested using a different methodology that will specify the type of amphetamine. Vyvanse will ultimately appear as d-amphetamine. Vyvanse will NOT show up as methamphetamine, as methamphetamine is chemically different from d-amphetamine.
Ellie Hoe Profile
Ellie Hoe answered
Vyvanse is centerally active stimulant and is used to treat ADHD. It is an amphetamine and can be tested positive in blood for 12 hours after taking. In urine, it can be detected for 1-3 days and in hair follicles for 90 days.

Vyvanse is an prescription drug and should be used on prescription of the doctor. Unnecessary use can cause many complications and addiction. This will not only affect your health but also difficult to get job if drug test is necessary requirement.
Olsen Mo Profile
Olsen Mo answered
Detection time is 5-10 days (after second pill) but allot depending on your metabolism and drug tolerance.Look in your local  pharmacy places for home drug test with Amphetamine panel  and test your self after 4-5 days.
Adam Adamantium Profile
Adam Adamantium answered

I take 70mg of Vyvanse a day.  I've been on it for 2 years.  I have to get urine screens routinely, based on the nature of my work, and also because also take phenobarbitol, and the doctor needs to read my levels.  Plain and simply - if I don't take the Vyvanse before the urine that day, I don't test positive for amphetimines.  When I take it in the morning - it shows up, when I don't it doesn't.  It leaves the body about 18 hours after I take it.  That's how it works. 

Jessica Gonzalez Profile
How long would vyvanse stay in my urine? Ive taken it 2 times this week on tuesday and wednesday so how long would it take will it take 5 days the last one I took or do the days add on for every one I take? I want to know cause I have to be drug tested and I don't want it to be in my urine. Please help me

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