Vyvanse, or lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is converted in the body to the stimulant dextroamphetamine, and works by increasing brain activity. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can help people better focus and control their impulses, as well as improve concentration. This medication is available in oral capsules and chewable tablets. A typical starting dosage is 30 mg, and your doctor will increase it gradually over time to find the right amount for you. The maximum daily dose for adults is 70 mg.
If you or someone you know experiences suicidal thoughts or behaviours while taking this medicine, contact a suicide prevention hotline. In the US, call 988 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. The Canadian number is 1-800-268-7030.
While the side effects of 60 mg vyvanse are typically mild, they can be troublesome for some people. They can include insomnia, a dry mouth, and excessive sweating. Some people may also experience agitation, aggression, and changes in their mood. If these side effects are not managed, they can be serious and could lead to dangerous activities such as driving.
Other serious side effects of this drug are changes in blood pressure and heart rate, exertional chest pain, and tachycardia (fast heart beat). It is important to avoid using this medication in people with structural cardiac abnormalities, severe cardiovascular disease, or coronary artery disease. It is also not recommended for use in children who are under 6 years of age.
Stimulants such as Vyvanse can cause weight loss and slow growth in children. It is important to monitor their weight and height while on treatment. They can also be associated with a condition called Raynaud’s phenomenon. This causes cold-sensitive areas on the skin, usually in the fingers and toes. It is important to monitor these symptoms for signs of changes such as discoloration, pain, or swelling.
People who take this medication should not drink alcohol or use other drugs, including illegal drugs. They should also avoid taking other medicines that can raise serotonin levels in the body, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and amphetamines. This can cause a dangerous buildup of serotonin and symptoms such as involuntary muscle twitching, high body temperature, elevated heart rate, and a change in mental state from extreme agitation to confusion and coma (serotonin syndrome).
Before starting Vyvanse, talk to your doctor about your medical history. You should also tell them if you are taking any other medications, including non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and supplements. This can affect how the medication works, and it is important to tell your doctor about any past or current health problems, such as a history of seizures.
This medication should be stored at room temperature, and should not be exposed to heat or moisture. It is recommended to store this medication in a locked container when not in use, and to dispose of any unused medication in a safe manner.
Like other stimulants, Vyvanse can be misused to produce a feeling of euphoria. Misuse can also lead to physical dependence, meaning that you need the drug to feel normal. To prevent abuse, it is important to store this medication in a secure location where others cannot access it. It is also against the law to give this medication to someone else.