Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prescription stimulant similar to Adderall and Ritalin that is sometimes abused for its effects, including euphoria and weight loss.
One common sign of Vyvanse abuse is buying Vyvanse through the black market. The average street cost of Vyvanse ranges from $1 to $30 per pill, based on various factors.
What Factors Can Affect The Street Drug Price Of Vyvanse?
Common factors known to affect street drug prices include:
- drug dosage
- quantity purchased (e.g. single dose, bottle, gram, ounce)
- where you live
- local availability
Average Street Value Of Vyvanse In The U.S.
Vyvanse is commercially manufactured in the form of a tablet or pill, and comes in various dosage amounts. Both the form and dosage of Vyvanse can affect its cost.
By the dosage, the average street prices of Vyvanse include:
- per 20 mg tablet: $1 to $5
- per 30 mg pill: $5 to $15
- per 40 mg pill: $5 to $12
- per 50 mg pill: $4 to $10
- per 60 mg pill: $5 to $30
- per 70 mg pill: $10 to $15
Why Do People Buy Vyvanse On The Street?
Taken in high doses, Vyvanse can cause a feeling of extreme happiness (euphoria), as well as other side effects, including a burst of energy, focus, and reduced appetite.
Vyvanse is a brand name for the prescription drug, lisdexamfetamine. Due to its chemical makeup and effects, it’s classified as a central nervous system stimulant.
Vyvanse is commonly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and teens, as well as for binge eating disorder (BED) in adults.
Similar prescription medications include:
- methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta)
- dextroamphetamine/amphetamine (Adderall)
How is Vyvanse Used?
Vyvanse is prescribed for oral use. However, similar to opioids, illicit stimulants, and other common street drugs of abuse – it can also be taken in other ways.
Methods of Vyvanse abuse include:
- taking high or very frequent doses
- crushing and snorting Vyvanse
- dissolving and injecting Vyvanse
- mixing Vyvanse with other drugs (e.g. alcohol, Xanax, other illicit drugs)
Mixing Vyvanse with other stimulants (e.g. methamphetamine) or depressants (e.g. fentanyl, hydrocodone) can be dangerous and may require medical attention.
Treating Vyvanse Abuse And Addiction
Research shows Vyvanse can become addictive if misused repeatedly. Chronic substance abuse can lead to dependence, withdrawal, and a substance use disorder.
Treatment for Vyvanse abuse may involve:
- Radars System — StreetRX https://www.radars.org/radars-system-programs/streetrx.html
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/208510lbl.pdf