What medicine is in Vyvanse?
Vyvanse contains lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, which is considered a prodrug. It is inactive when first taken but is converted in the body to an active medication. The active agent is dextroamphetamine, which is released slowly over the day.
Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant and should not be used for weight loss or obesity treatment. It is not known if it is safe for this use.
How do I take Vyvanse?
Vyvanse should be taken once a day in the morning, either as a capsule or chewable tablet. It is often started at a lower dose and increased based on response. Patients should take Vyvanse exactly as their doctor tells them to take it.
It is important to avoid taking Vyvanse later in the day to prevent interfering with sleep. It can be taken with or without food.
What are the most common side effects with Vyvanse?
The most common side effects of Vyvanse in ADHD studies include loss of appetite, decreased weight, insomnia, and stomach upset. In BED studies, the most common side effects include dry mouth, insomnia, and decreased appetite.
Vyvanse may increase blood pressure and heart rate. Patients should tell their doctor if they have any heart problems or a family history of these problems. It is important to keep Vyvanse in a safe place to prevent misuse, abuse, or theft by others.
Vyvanse is an effective medication for treating ADHD and binge eating disorder. It should be taken once a day in the morning and is often used as part of a total treatment program. Common side effects include loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. Patients should discuss any concerns with their doctor.