Taking Vyvanse? Here’s How You Can Save

Tori Marsh
Tori Marsh, MPH, is on the Research Team at GoodRx, and is the resident expert on drug pricing and savings.
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Vyvanse can have a big impact on your wallet. Since it is typically prescribed for daily maintenance of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and binge eating disorder, monthly costs can skyrocket to an unmanageable level, causing sticker shock at the pharmacy.

Here’s all you need to know to keep your costs down.

How popular is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is currently the third most popular central nervous system stimulant, the class of medications that also includes Adderall (amphetamine salt combo) and Ritalin (methylphenidate). Drugs in this class are prescribed to help you focus and stay alert but can also be prescribed to treat narcolepsy and aid in weight loss.

For more information on Vyvanse, read our blog here.

When will the generic be available?

At this time, there is no generic available for Vyvanse. However, it may become available as generic lisdexamfetamine after 2023—when the brand name patent expires. While this is still many years out, there are other ways to save on Vyvanse.

Are there any cheaper medications I can try for ADHD?

Finding a stimulant that works best for you and your pocketbook can be tricky. While Vyvanse doesn’t have a generic, there are a couple other options to speak with your doctor about.

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