The National Resource Center on ADHD
Bring your concerns about the Vyvanse to your son's doctor and talk about changes in dose or a different medication or supportive intervention. That is a better choice and a more effective one for your son than including CBD oil. It may be a relatively easy fix and one that the doctor can better assist you with.
We are also doing a booster of our medication so he can get through homework, sports and the evening.
I appreciate your kind responses.
Our son is also on 20 mg vyvanse and some days it’s gone before 3. We’ve chosen to give a “booster” in the afternoon. It’s just 5 mg of Ritalin and it’s so much better. It took a couple of weeks to establish but makes such a huge difference in keeping evenings happier.
How do you know which is CBD oil to give?
HELLO! I JUST JOINED! I’M NOT SURE IF YOU’VE FINALLY PUT YOUR CHILD ON CBD OIL, BUT WE ARE STARTING THE ISOLATE SINCE THE BROAD FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL HAS TRACE AMOUNTS OF THC, WHICH CAN AGGRAVATE ANXIETY MORE SINCE IT SPEEDS UP HEART RATE PLUS AT A YOUNG AGE IT IS BETTER TO AVOID THE THC BUT EVENTUALLY AS THEY GET OLDER IT SHOULDN’T BE MUCH OF AN ISSUE! THESE ARE THE DAYS WE ARE GUINEA PIGS SINCE WE DO NOT FULLY KNOW THE LONGTERM AFFECTS OF CBD OIL! THEY SEEM TO THING IT CAN SLOW DOWN RESPONSE BUT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT PLUS THE BODY GOES THROUGH WITHDRAWALS WHICH IS SCARY! IT JUST DEPENDS ON YOUR SITUATION HOW SEVERE IT IS! MINE IS PRETTY SEVERE SO I HAVE EXHAUSTED OPTIONS! MY SON IS ON PROTANDIM WHICH IS A HOLISTIC OPTION! HE HAS DEFINITELY GOTTEN BETTER & COULD CONTINUE TO BUT HIS ADHD IS THROUGH THE ROOF & PROTANDIM AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME ISN’T AS AFFECTIVE! IT MAY BE DOWN THE ROAD BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE STRUGGLING! I HOPE YOUR CHILD HAS IMPROVED! WISHING YOU THE BEST
Furthermore, using CBD oil could make it difficult for you to get good treatment for your son in the future, as many professionals will decline to work with people or families that us cannabis products, including CBD oil.
Also, there hasn't been research into possible interactions between CBD and other medications. So you run a chance of a medication interactions, especially since CBD oil is not regulated and you can't be sure of what you actually have.
Antagonistic interaction occurs when two drugs act in opposite ways. If taken together, one drug could interfere and even stop the actions of the other drug, causing the second drug to become less effective.
1. Decreased Effects (Antagonistic Interaction)
There are two primary ways CBD can interact with stimulant drugs like lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse).
Does CBD Interact With Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)?
Yes, CBD is likely to interact with Vyvanse — however, the severity of this interaction is low and unlikely to result in any lasting side effects.