Lisdexamfetamine (VyVanse) is a federally controlled substance (Class II) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), a stimulant prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism in patients 6 years and above, and for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) in adults. Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.
Do not use Vyvanse if your child has: • taken an anti-depression medicine called a “monoamine” within the past 14 days • Or, had a reaction to other stimulant medicines.
Doses: The recommended starting dose for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is 30 mg once daily. The range for doses is 30 to 70mg per day.
Side effects of Vyvanse may include: • Anxiety, shortness of breath • chest pain • decreased appetite • diarrhea • dizziness, fainting • dry mouth • irritability • loss of appetite • nausea • trouble sleeping • upper stomach pain • vomiting • weight loss [Vyvanse may cause your child to experience slowing of growth (height and weight)].
Tell your doctor if you or your child have mental problems, or a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. This is important because new or worsening behavior and thought problems or bipolar illness may occur. Loss of feeling may occur in hands, fingers, feet, toes and other extremities.