- Are Quillichew ER and Vyvanse the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Quillichew ER?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Vyvanse?
- What Is Quillichew ER?
- What Is Vyvanse?
- What Drugs Interact with Quillichew ER?
- What Drugs Interact with Vyvanse?
- How Should Quillichew ER Be Taken?
- How Should Vyvanse Be Taken?
Are Quillichew ER and Vyvanse the Same Thing?
QuilliChew ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release chewable tablets and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) are central nervous system (CNS) stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Vyvanse is also used to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder.
Side effects of QuilliChew ER and Vyvanse that are similar include weight loss, anxiety, dizziness, irritability, rapid heart rate, decreased appetite, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, dry mouth, sleep problems (insomnia), nervousness, restlessness, and increased sweating.
Side effects of QuilliChew ER that are different from Vyvanse include mood swings, aggression, indigestion, agitation, spinning sensation (vertigo), tremor, blurred vision, palpitations, fever, and increased blood pressure.
QuilliChew ER may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Vyvanse may interact with ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), K-Phos, blood pressure medications, diuretics (water pills), antihistamines, chlorpromazine, ethosuximide, lithium, methenamine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, pain medication, or antidepressants.
Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop taking QuilliChew ER or Vyvanse.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Quillichew ER?
Common side effects of Quillichew ER include:
- weight loss,
- mood swings,
- rapid heart rate,
- decreased appetite,
- abdominal pain,
- dry mouth,
- spinning sensation (vertigo),
- blurred vision,
- increased sweating,
- fever, and
- increased blood pressure.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Vyvanse?
Common side effects of Vyvanse include:
Vyvanse may cause serious side effects, including:
- slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
The most common side effects of Vyvanse in ADHD include:
- decreased appetite
- dry mouth
- loss of appetite
- trouble sleeping
- upper stomach pain
- weight loss
The most common side effects of Vyvanse include:
- dry mouth
- trouble sleeping
- decreased appetite
- increased heart rate
- feeling jittery
Talk to your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Vyvanse. For more information ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What Is Quillichew ER?
QuilliChew ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release chewable tablets is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
What Is Vyvanse?
Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine used to treat:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Vyvanse may help reduce the number of binge eating days in patients with BED
Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.
It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective in children with ADHD under 6 years of age or in patients with BED under 18 years of age.
Do not take Vyvanse if you:
- are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI
- are sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medicines
Before you take Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you have or if there is a family history of:
- heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure
- mental problems including psychosis, mania, bipolar illness, or depression
- circulation problems in fingers and toes
Tell your doctor if:
- You have any kidney problems. Your doctor may lower your dose.
- You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby
- You are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Vyvanse can pass into your milk. Do not breastfeed while taking Vyvanse. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take Vyvanse.
What Drugs Interact With Quillichew ER?
QuilliChew ER may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you or your child uses. During pregnancy, QuilliChew ER should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if it would affect a fetus. QuilliChew ER passes into breast milk. It is unknown if it would affect a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop taking QuilliChew ER.
What Drugs Interact With Vyvanse?
Vyvanse can affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Vyvanse works. Using Vyvanse with other medicines can cause serious side effects.
Especially tell your doctor if you take anti-depression medicines including MAOIs.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.
Know the medicines that you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Do not start any new medicine while taking Vyvanse without talking to your doctor first.
Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Vyvanse affects you
How Should Quillichew ER Be Taken?
For patients 6 years and above, the recommended starting dose of QuilliChew ER is 20 mg given orally once daily in the morning.
How Should Vyvanse Be Taken?
- Take Vyvanse exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
- Your doctor may change your dose until it is right for you.
- Take Vyvanse 1 time each day in the morning.
- Vyvanse can be taken with or without food.
- Vyvanse capsules may be swallowed whole.
- If you have trouble swallowing capsules, open your Vyvanse capsule and pour all the powder into yogurt, water, or orange juice.
- Use all of the Vyvanse powder from the capsule so you get all of the medicine.
- Using a spoon, break apart any powder that is stuck together. Stir the Vyvanse powder and yogurt, water or orange juice until they are completely mixed together.
- Eat all the yogurt or drink all the water or orange juice right away after it has been mixed with Vyvanse. Do not store the yogurt, water, or orange juice after it has been mixed with Vyvanse. It is normal to see a film y coating on the inside of your glass or container after you eat or drink all the Vyvanse.
- Your doctor may sometimes stop Vyvanse treatment for a while to check your ADHD or your BED symptoms.
- Your doctor may do regular checks of your heart, and blood pressure while taking Vyvanse.
- Children should have their height and weight checked often while taking Vyvanse. Vyvanse treatment may be stopped if a problem.
- If you take too much Vyvanse, call your doctor or poison control center (1-800-222-1222) right away, or get to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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