ADHD is a treatable medical disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and/or impulsivity that are experienced repeatedly and in a way that is severe enough to have an impact at home, at school, and in social situations. Only a trained healthcare provider can diagnose ADHD.
Vyvanse (pronounced Vi’-văns) is a once-daily prescription medication approved for the treatment of ADHD in patients 6 and above. Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity. Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in adults with ADHD.
Your doctor may prescribe Vyvanse as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.
Do not take Vyvanse if you are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or MAOI, or are sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medications.
For more information, talk to your doctor and keep learning as much as you can about ADHD and how Vyvanse may help.
Every patient’s experience with ADHD is different and their responses to treatment might also be different. There is a lot to consider before taking any medication. Vyvanse may not be right for every patient. Have an open and honest conversation with your doctor about how your ADHD symptoms are impacting your world and your doctor will decide whether Vyvanse is an option for you based on your entire medical history.
As with any medication, proper use is important. Vyvanse is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Vyvanse in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Vyvanse may harm others and is against the law.
Vyvanse may cause serious cardiovascular, mental (psychiatric), and circulatory side effects. Vyvanse may also cause the slowing of growth (height and weight) in children. The most common side effects of Vyvanse include anxiety, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, irritability, loss of appetite, nausea, trouble sleeping, upper stomach pain, vomiting, and weight loss. These are not all the possible side effects of Vyvanse.