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Vyvanse is used to treat ADHD in children and adults. The cost for Vyvanse is around $270 for a month's supply depending on the pharmacy you visit.  Vyvanse prescription assistance can be difficult to find due to its classification as a stimulant. We offer an option for Vyvanse savings through our free ... Read more

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Lisdexamfetamine is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Lisdexamfetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

How should this medicine be used?

Lisdexamfetamine comes as a capsule to be taken by mouth. It is usually taken once a day in the morning with or without food. Take lisdexamfetamine at around the same time every day. Do not take lisdexamfetamine in the late afternoon or evening because it may cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take lisdexamfetamine exactly as directed.

You may swallow the capsule whole, or you may open the capsule, sprinkle the entire contents into a glass of water, and stir to dissolve. Drink the mixture right away. Do not store the mixture for future use, and do not divide the contents of one capsule into more than one dose.

Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of lisdexamfetamine and increase your dose gradually, not more often than once every week.Your doctor may decrease your dose if you experience unpleasant side effects.

Your doctor may tell you to stop taking lisdexamfetamine from time to time to see if the medication is still needed. Follow these directions carefully.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking lisdexamfetamine,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to lisdexamfetamine; other stimulant medications such as amphetamine (in Adderall), benzphetamine (Didrex), dextroamphetamine (in Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat), methamphetamine (Desoxyn); any other medications, or any of the ingredients in lisdexamfetamine capsules. Ask your doctor or pharmacist or check the manufacturer's information for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor if you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate), or if you have stopped taking one of these medications during the past 14 days. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take lisdexamfetamine until at least 14 days have passed since you last took an MAO inhibitor.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: alpha blockers such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), tamsulosin (Flomax), and terazosin (Hytrin); antidepressants ('mood elevators') such as desipramine and protriptyline; antihistamines (medications for colds and allergies); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); diuretics ('water pills') such as acetazolamide (Diamox); lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith); narcotic medications for pain; other medications for ADHD; medications for asthma, colds, and high blood pressure; medications for mental illness such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and haloperidol (Haldol); certain medications for seizures such as ethosuximide (Zarontin), phenobarbital, and phenytoin (Dilantin); meperidine (Demerol); methenamine (Hiprex, Urex); propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvon-N); and sodium phosphate (OsmoPrep, Visicol). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye that may cause vision loss), hyperthyroidism (condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone in the body), or feelings of anxiety, tension, or agitation. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take lisdexamfetamine.
  • tell your doctor if anyone in your family has or has ever had an irregular heartbeat or has died suddenly. Also tell your doctor if you have recently had a heart attack and if you have or have ever had a heart defect, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, hardening of the arteries, or other heart problems. Your doctor will examine you to see if your heart and blood vessels are healthy before you start taking lisdexamfetamine and will check your heart and blood pressure regularly during your treatment with lisdexamfetamine. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take lisdexamfetamine if you have a heart condition or if there is a high risk that you may develop a heart condition.
  • tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had depression, bipolar disorder (mood that changes from depressed to abnormally excited), or mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood), motor tics (repeated uncontrollable movements), verbal tics (repetition of sounds or words that is hard to control), or Tourette's syndrome (a condition characterized by the need to perform repeated motions or to repeat sounds or words), or has thought about or attempted suicide Also tell your doctor if you have or have ever had mental illness, seizures, an abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG; a test that measures electrical activity in the brain), or liver or kidney disease.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking lisdexamfetamine, call your doctor.
  • talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking lisdexamfetamine if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually take lisdexamfetamine because it is not as safe as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
  • you should know that this medication may make it difficult for you to perform activities that require alertness or physical coordination. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • you should know that lisdexamfetamine should be used as part of a total treatment program for ADHD, which may include counseling and special education. Make sure to follow all of your doctor's and/or therapist's instructions.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Lisdexamfetamine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • sleepiness
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • dizziness
  • jitters
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • fever
  • sweating

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately:

  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • fainting
  • slow or difficult speech
  • weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
  • seizures
  • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • believing things that are not true
  • feeling unusually suspicious of others
  • aggression
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • frenzied, abnormally excited mood
  • seizures
  • tics
  • hives
  • rash
  • swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, lips, or mouth
  • blurred vision or other vision problems

Lisdexamfetamine may cause sudden death in children and teenagers, especially children and teenagers who have heart defects or serious heart problems. This medication also may cause sudden death, heart attack or stroke in adults, especially adults who have heart defects or serious heart problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.

Lisdexamfetamine may slow children's growth or weight gain. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor if you have concerns about your child's growth or weight gain while he or she is taking this medication. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving lisdexamfetamine to your child.

Lisdexamfetamine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • restlessness
  • confusion
  • aggressive behavior
  • feelings of panic
  • hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • fast breathing
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • fever
  • muscle weakness or aching
  • tiredness or weakness
  • depression
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • seizures
  • coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time)

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to lisdexamfetamine.

Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking lisdexamfetamine.

This prescription is not refillable. Be sure to schedule appointments with your doctor on a regular basis so that you do not run out of medication.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Vyvanse

What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse, or lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is a psychostimulant used to treat ADHD. Vyvanse is basically dextroamphetamine (Adderall) combined with L-lysine, an essential amino acid. The difference between Adderall and Vyvanse is that Vyvanse was created as a longer-lasting ADHD drug that is less likely to be abused. It functions in the same way as Adderall, by increasing the availability of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. This allows the patient to achieve a higher level of concentration and a greater attention span.

How do I take Vyvanse?

Use Vyvanse patient assistance or Vyvanse coupons and discount cards from HelpRx to buy this medication with a prescription in your local pharmacy. Because Vyvanse is a schedule II drug, you will have to use a new prescription for each refill.  Vyvanse comes as capsules to be taken orally once per day in the morning. The recommended dose of Vyvanse is 30mg per day, but dosage may be increased by your doctor over time. The maximum dosage prescribed may be 70mg per day. Follow instructions given to you by your doctor for your condition. For those who can’t swallow capsules, the contents may be emptied and stirred into a glass of water. Drink the whole glass of water at once. Do not divide capsules. This medication should be prescribed along with counseling, especially for children, to help develop healthy habits and stability that can help them to overcome their condition. Vyvanse is not a cure for ADHD.

Before taking Vyvanse, tell your doctor if:

  • You have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • You have heart disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or any other heart or blood vessel problems.
  • You or someone in your family has a history of mental illness such as mania, bipolar disorder, depression, or Tourette’s syndrome.
  • You experience seizures or motor tics.
  • You have ever had a stroke.
  • You are allergic to amphetamines or any of the ingredients in Vyvanse.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have high blood pressure.
  • You have glaucoma.
  • You are taking prescription or nonprescription drugs, especially MAO inhibitors and other medications for mental illness and furazolidone.

What are the possible side effects of taking Vyvanse?

Possible side effects from taking Vyvanse include a lack of appetite, headache, nausea, stomach pain, dry mouth, nervousness, trouble sleeping, accelerated heart rate, dizziness or blurred vision, irritability, and a change in libido. If you experience a negative mood change such as feeling depressed or aggressive, contact your doctor at once. Also contact your doctor if you experience chest pain or an allergic reaction.

What if I forget to take a dose of Vyvanse?

If you miss a dose of Vyvanse, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule. Also, if it’s just a few hours before bedtime, you may choose to skip the dose as well. Do not take a double dose of this medication to compensate for a missed one. 

How do I store Vyvanse?

Store Vyvanse tightly closed in its container at a room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect your medication from heat and light. Keep Vyvanse out of reach of children and pets and do not share your medication with anyone else. This medication is a schedule II controlled substance.

What happens if I overdose on Vyvanse?

Individual reactions to high doses of amphetamines vary. Possible signs of overdose on Vyvanse include tremors, rapid breathing, panic, confusion, twitching, aggression, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue following by convulsions and coma in toxic doses. If you or someone you know has overdosed on Vyvanse, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim is unconscious or unresponsive, call 911.

 

Warnings

Vyvanse may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience these side effects. Monitor for any signs of dependence, substance abuse, or negative changes in mood such as depression or suicidal thoughts. This medication may slow growth in young children.

Brand Names

There are currently no other brand names or Vyvanse generics available due to its protection under patent. This limits the variation in prices for this medication. In order to take advantage of Vyvanse savings, use prescription assistance  or copay cards from Shire Cares, or search HelpRx for Vyvanse discount coupons and discount cards to get up to 86% off the price of this medication in your local pharmacy.

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