Vyvanse Pill Identification | What Does Vyvanse Look Like?
- Chewable Tablets
- Round S489 10 mg
- Hexagon S489 20 mg
- Triangle S489 30 mg
- Capsule-Shaped S489 40 mg
- Diamond S489 60 mg
- Rounded Square S489 50 mg
- Pink S489 10 mg
- Blue S489 60 mg
- White S489 20 mg
- White & Orange s489 30 mg
- Blue & White S489 40 & 50 mg
- Orange & Blue S489 70 mg
Vyvanse is available in different shapes and colors, so what it looks like depends on the formulation and dosage.
Vyvanse is the brand name for lisdexamfetamine dimesylate and is considered an amphetamine-based central nervous system stimulant medication.
It’s used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or binge eating disorder and is often compared to Adderall/Adderall XR as they have the same active ingredient.
Vyvanse works to treat ADHD by increasing the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. That increase leads to a decrease in ADHD symptoms like impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Vyvanse is also considered a schedule II controlled substance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means it has a high potential for abuse that can lead to physical dependence.
But whether you’re buying it from a drug dealer or having it prescribed to you by a healthcare provider, it’s important to know that the Vyvanse you’re taking is legitimate. To do that, you need to know what it looks like.
What Do Vyvanse Chewable Tablets Look Like?
Vyvanse can come in chewable tablets but they are only used for children who have trouble swallowing pills. These tablets are the immediate-release formulation.
They’re likely white but come in a variety of different shapes.
Round S489 10 mg
The 10 mg chewable tablets are off-white, round in shape, and stamped with ‘10’ on one side and ‘S489’ on the other.
Hexagon S489 20 mg
The 20 mg chewable tablets are white or off-white, hexagonal, and have a ‘20’ printed on one side and ‘S489’ on the other side.
Triangle S489 30 mg
The 30 mg chewable tablets are white or off-white, shaped like a triangle, and have a ‘30’ stamped on one side and ‘S489’ on the other.
Capsule-Shaped S489 40 mg
The 40 mg chewable tablet is white or off-white, shaped like a capsule, and has a ‘40’ stamped on one side and ‘S489’ on the other.
Diamond S489 60 mg
The 60 mg chewable tablets are diamond-shaped, white or off-white, and have a ‘60’ on one side and ‘S489’ on the other.
Rounded Square S489 50 mg
The 50 mg tablet is also white or off-white, is a rounded square shape, and has a ‘50’ on one side and ‘S489’ on the other.
What Do Vyvanse Capsules Look Like?
Vyvanse also comes in a number of different capsules. While the shape is the same, the colors of the capsules change based on the dosage. The capsules are also more likely to be the extended-release formulation of the drug.
Pink S489 10 mg
The 10 mg capsule consists of a pink body and cap and is stamped with ‘10 mg’ and ‘S489.’
Blue S489 60 mg
The 60 mg capsule has a blue body and cap and has a ‘60 mg’ and ‘S489’ imprinted on the outside of the capsule.
White S489 20 mg
The 20 mg capsule has an ivory white body and cap. It’s also stamped with a ‘20 mg’ and ‘S489’ imprint.
White & Orange s489 30 mg
The 30 mg Vyvanse capsule has a white body and orange cap and is stamped with ‘30 mg’ and ‘S489.’
Blue & White S489 40 & 50 mg
There are two blue and white Vyvanse capsules.
The 40 mg capsule has a white body and blue-green cap and is stamped with a ‘40 mg’ imprint and either ‘S489’ or ‘NRP104.’
The 50 mg capsule has a white body and blue cap and is stamped with ‘S489’ and ‘50 mg.’
Orange & Blue S489 70 mg
The 70 mg Vyvanse capsule has a blue body and an orange cap. It’s stamped with a ‘70 mg’ and ‘S489’ imprint on the outside of the capsule.
The capsules can either be taken by swallowing them whole with water or by opening the capsule and mixing the powder into orange juice, yogurt, or water.
Since Vyvanse is a prodrug, as long as you ingest it as directed, it will work the same no matter how you take it.
Side Effects Of Vyvanse
Vyvanse, like most medications, can come with several different side effects that range from common and mild to very severe. Your healthcare professional should inform you of these side effects before prescribing the drug.
The most common side effects of the ADHD medication include:
- dry mouth
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- fast heart rate
- stomach pain
- high blood pressure
Vyvanse can also lead to serious side effects especially if you’re abusing the drug. These side effects can include:
- cardiovascular/heart problems like chest pain and heart attack
- trouble breathing
- serotonin syndrome
- sudden death
Drug Interactions With Vyvanse
Certain prescription drugs shouldn’t be mixed with Vyvanse as they can lead to serious medical conditions. Some of the drugs that shouldn’t be mixed with Vyvanse include:
- monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- certain antidepressants like fluoxetine and venlafaxine
- medications containing amphetamine or dextroamphetamine
- some over-the-counter cough/cold medicine
If you or a loved one is struggling with Vyvanse abuse or another form of drug abuse, Northeast Addiction Treatment Center is here to help. We offer several forms of treatment including outpatient therapy and medication-assisted treatment.
To find out more, please call our helpline today.
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