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There are 14 differences and 7 similarities between Concerta, Vyvanse
 
Basic Information
Generic Name   Methylphenidate vs   Lisdexamfetamine  
 
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Class   Cns Stimulants vs   Cns Stimulants  
 
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Prescription Generic Available   Yes vs   No  
 
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Pregnancy cat.   C(us) vs   C(us)  
 
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Approved Age   6 And Older vs   6 And Older  
 
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Legal Status   Schedule Ii (us) vs   Pharmacist Only (au) Pom (uk) Schedule Ii (us)  
 
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WADA Category   S6 - Stimulants vs     
 
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Dependence Liability   High vs     
 
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Excretion   Urinary vs   Renal: ~2%  
 
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Possible Side Effects   Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics. vs   Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics.  
 
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Dosage, Usage and Forms
Routes (of administration)   Oral vs   Oral  
 
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Dosage   18 Mg Q Am–72 Mg Q Am (if 12+ Y.o.) vs   30 Mg Q Am–70 Mg Q Am  
 
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Maximum daily dose   
72 mg
vs   70 mg
 
 
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Duration   Long-acting vs   Long-acting  
 
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Duration - time   10-16 H vs   8-12 H  
 
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Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)   269.77 G/mol vs   263.378 G/mol  
 
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Half Life   3-5 Hours vs   < 1 Hour (prodrug Molecule), 12-13 Hours (d-amphetamine)  
 
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Formula   C14h19no2•hcl vs   C15h25n3o  
 
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Bioavailability   
11-52%
vs   28 %
 
 
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Protein binding   
15 %
vs     
 
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Metabolism   Hepatic vs   Gastro-intestinal (initial); Hepatic (extensively Cyp2d6) After Conversion To D-amphetamine  
 
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