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Is Vyvanse a controlled substance? Yes. It is a Schedule II controlled substance throughout the United States.

What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is an amphetamine. It is the trade name of the medication lisdexamfetamine. 

What can it treat?

The FDA has approved the use of this medication to treat ADHD and binge-eating disorder.

Do you need a prescription for Vyvanse?

Yes. Vyvanse is a heavily regulated substance and can only be obtained legally in the United States with a valid prescription.

Why is Vyvanse a controlled substance?

As an amphetamine, Vyvanse has a higher likelihood of addiction, abuse, and overdose than many other drugs. As such, the US Drug Enforcement Administration lists this medication as a Schedule II drug.

Are all ADHD medications controlled substances?

Most ADHD substances are controlled substances in the United States.

Does Vyvanse make you feel high?

Vyvanse, like many other drugs in its class, can create a “high” or euphoric feeling in addition to heightening focus. It will not, however, create a “high” typically associated with marijuana use.

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