Vyvanse Street Names & Slang Terms In Ohio

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS


Illicit drug dealers in Ohio sell Vyvanse as “speed,” “uppers,” and other names. Abusing street Vyvanse can be harmful to your health.

Vyvanse can be sold under street names such as “speed,” “uppers,” “glass,” and “pep pills.” These names may refer to Vyvanse capsules, chewable tablets, powders, or liquid solutions containing Vyvanse.

In Ohio, Vyvanse can be legally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder in adults. If you take Vyvanse legally, your Vyvanse use may be monitored closely by your doctor.

Vyvanse and its generic form, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is a Schedule II controlled substance with a high abuse potential in Ohio. Vyvanse abuse can improve your energy in the short term, but can also come with serious side effects.

Street Names For Vyvanse In Ohio

Common street names for Vyvanse in Ohio may include:

  • speed
  • uppers
  • glass
  • pep pills

Under these names, Vyvanse can take the form of capsules, tablets, fine powders, or liquid. If you hear a family member or loved one using these terms, they may be struggling with the side effects of Vyvanse abuse or addiction.

These slang terms can also be used to talk about other amphetamines, such as Adderall, Concerta, or Ritalin. Along with Vyvanse, these prescription drugs can be abused to improve your mood and energy in the short term.

Signs Of Vyvanse Abuse

Substance abuse involving Vyvanse can cause visible side effects. If you see a family member or loved one exhibiting the following signs, they may be struggling with illegal drug use and could benefit from professional help:

Risks Of Taking Street Vyvanse

Taking high doses of street Vyvanse for long periods of time can lead to drug addiction, a mental health condition where you cannot stop taking Vyvanse. 

Vyvanse addiction may also come with Vyvanse withdrawal symptoms, which can be painful and include cravings and health effects that make quitting difficult.

Long-term Vyvanse abuse can also be linked to serious health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, spikes in body temperature, and sudden death. Street forms of Vyvanse in Ohio can also contain lethal doses of other drugs, such as fentanyl.

Prescription stimulant drug abuse is a serious public health problem in Ohio. If you or a loved one cannot stop taking amphetamines or stimulant drugs, you can contact Ohio Recovery Center for effective addiction treatment options.

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-stimulants
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Stimulants-2020.pdf
  3. Food and Drug Administration https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/021977s044lbl.pdf

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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