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How Much Does Vyvanse Cost? (The Street Prices)

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How Much Does Vyvanse Cost?

Vyvanse is a prescription stimulant used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder. When taken as directed, this medication can be life-changing. However, when abused, a person runs the risk of becoming addicted. People addicted to Vyvanse may purchase the pills illegally, with the street price of Vyvanse ranging from $1 to $20 per tablet. In Canada, where the drug is prevalent, one can expect to pay up to $30 for a 50 mg pill.

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How Much Does Vyvanse Cost on the Street?

In America, the cost of Vyvanse on the streets vary from state to state.

  • In Pennsylvania, a 70 mg pill is just one dollar.
  • In Wichita, a 20 mg pill is five dollars.
  • The most expensive location is New York City, where a 50 mg Vyvanse pill is $20.

For comparison, the prescription cost  of Vyvanse,  averages $13.50 per tablet. These Vyvanse prices don’t include health insurance copays. Physicians prescribing Vyvanse normally offer a 30-day supply, similar to prescriptions for Adderall and Ritalin. 

Patient assistance programs, savings cards, or Vyvanse coupons can greatly reduce the retail price. Some insurance plans will not cover brand name prescription drugs and will only cover the generic version.

What Factors Can Impact the Price of Vyvanse?

Supply and demand factors into the price of illicit Vyvanse.

In large cities where Vyvanse is imported, like New York City or Los Angeles, the price is higher in rural areas like Nebraska will see higher prices.

How Much Does Vyvanse Cost in Other Countries?

Vyvanse is a popular street drug across Canada. In Toronto, the dose of choice is 70 mg. For this strength, expect to pay $30.

For a 20 mg pill in Manitoba, expect to pay six dollars.

In Montreal, a 30 mg Vyvanse tablet costs eight dollars.

According to StreetRX, this isn’t a popular drug in the United Kingdom, but in Queensland, Australia, expect to pay anywhere from one dollar for a 60 mg pill to $20 for a 50 mg pill.

What is the Trend for People Searching for Vyvanse?

Over the past 12 months, several trending queries have been related to Vyvanse. These queries highlighted concern over the Vyvanse shortage in 2023 and coupons for online Vyvanse prescriptions.

Other trending queries include:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Does Vyvanse Look Like?

According to, the look of Vyvanse differs depending on the manufacturer. Vyvanse capsules are available in seven strengths with distinct color combinations.

  • 10 mg Vyvanse capsules are pink with 10 mg printed on one side and “S489” on the other.
  • 20 mg Vyvanse is white with 20 mg printed on one side and the initials quote S489″ on the other.
  • 30 mg Vyvanse 30 mg tablets are half orange/half white with 30 mg printed on the white side and “S489” printed on the orange side.
  • 40 mg Vyvanse 40 mg is a half-green/half-white tablet with 40 mg printed on the white side and “S489” printed on the green side.
  • 50 mg Vyvanse 50 mg tablets are half blue/half white with 50 mg printed on the white side and “S489” printed on the other.
  • 60 mg Vyvanse pills are turquoise blue with 60 mg printed on one side and “S489” on the other.
  • 70 mg Vyvanse capsules are half blue/half orange. These capsules displace 70 mg printed on the blue side “S489 printed on the orange side.

Vyvanse chewable tablets range in shape from circular to six-sided, but all are white and display S489 on one side with the milligram on the other.

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What is the Average Street Vyvanse Quantity?

According to, the recommended starting dose for Vyvanse is 30 mg. However, Vyvanse offers dosing options from 10 mg to 70 mg, according to the manufacturer.

Although this is the case, as highlighted by StreetRX, people typically purchase 50 mg pills on the streets.

In New York, where the price of a 50 mg pill is higher, an individual will purchase much less than someone in Pennsylvania, where they can buy a 70 mg pill for one dollar.

What is the Legal Status of Vyvanse?

Currently (Vyvanse) is used as a prescription medication in the United States to treat Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder.

Like other drugs used to treat ADHD medications, Vyvanse is a stimulant medication, and it is controlled. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vyvanse is a federally controlled substance (Schedule II) because it can cause dependence and lead to abuse. Therefore, possessing Vyvanse without a prescription or selling the drug is against the law in all 50 states.

In addition, selling Vyvanse is treated like selling cocaine or meth since they are in the same controlled category.

Why Do People Use Street Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is known as a study drug. It helps people focus and feel more energetic. People abuse Vyvanse to stay up late, study, or focus on an exam.

How is Street Vyvanse Used?

Vyvanse is available on the street in tablet form. Users pound the tablets into powder and snort them. People who snort Vyvanse think it will increase the drug’s benefits or make them come about quicker.

However, Vyvanse has to be metabolized in the body where its active ingredient, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate becomes the chemical dextroamphetamine. Once this occurs, the effects begin. This process takes time, so a person snorting the drug will not experience a quicker effect.

In addition to snorting Vyvanse powder, some abuse it in tablet form.

Those who take Vyvanse pills against medical advice may do so to lessen the effects of alcohol intoxication. As a stimulant, Vyvanse interferes with the depressant nature of alcohol, causing a person to feel less intoxicated. However, this false sense of sobriety can cause a person to drink excessively, leading to alcohol toxicity.

Getting Help for Vyvanse Addiction

Misusing Vyvanse in an attempt to get high indicates a looming addiction.

Signs of Vyvanse addiction include:

  • Asking family or friends for Vyvanse pills
  • Doctor shopping to secure a prescription
  • Taking Vyvanse, despite not having a verifiable condition
  • The constant display of Vyvanse side effects

Treatment for Vyvanse addiction begins with detox. Detox allows the substance to leave the body under medical supervision safely. In a detox program, individuals are monitored for withdrawal signs and given medication to lessen them.

The next step is formal treatment. This includes residential rehabilitation programs, such as SMART Recovery and 12-step.

Individuals with Vyvanse addiction will also benefit from behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) provide them with the tools to prevent relapse.

If you or someone you know has an addiction to Vyvanse, contact a Zinnia Health expert to learn about your treatment options. Our hotline is available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Are you ready to make a lasting change? Give us a call at (855) 430-9439 to get started.

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