(lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)
Read the Medication Guide that comes with Vyvanse before you or your child starts
taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This
Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about you or your
child's treatment with Vyvanse.
Whal is the most important information I should know about Vyvanse?
Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. The following have been reported with use
of stimulant medicines.
Heart-related problems:
sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects
stroke and heart attack in adults
increased blood pressure and heart rate
Tell your doctor if you or your child have any heart problems, heart defects, high
blood pressure, or a family history of these problems.
Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before
starting Vyvanse.
Your doctor should check you or your child's blood pressure and heart rate
regularly during treatment with Vyvanse.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems
such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Vyvanse.
Mental (Psychiatric) problems:
All Patients
new or worse behavior and thought problems
new or v/orse bipolar illness
new or v/orse aggressive behavior or hostility
Children and Teenagers
new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that
are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a
family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any new or worsening
mental symptoms or problems while taking Vyvanse, especially seeing or
hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not real, or are
What Is Vyvanse?
Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for
the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Vyvanse may
help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with
Vyvanse should he used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may
include counseling or other therapies.
Vyvanse is a federally controlled substance (Cll) because it can be abused or
lead to dependence. Keep Vyvanse in a sate place to prevent misuse and
abuse. Selling or giving away Vyvanse may harm others, and is against the
Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused
or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.__________
Who should not take Vyvanse?
Vyvanse should not be taken if you or your child:
have heart disease or hardening of the arteries
have moderate to severe high blood pressure
have hyperthyroidism
have an eye problem called glaucoma
are very anxious, tense, or agitated
have a history of drug abuse
are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine
called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI.
is sensitive to. allergic to. or had a reaction to other stimulant medicines
Vyvanse has not been studied in children less than 6 years old.
Vyvanse is not
recommended for use in children less than 3 years old.
Vyvanse may not be right for you or your child. Before starting Vyvanse tell your
or your child's doctor about all health conditions (or a family history ot) including:
heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure
mental problems including psychosis, mania, bipolar illness, or depression
tics or Tourette’s syndrome
liver or kidney problems
thyroid problems
seizures or have had an abnormal brain wave test (EEG)
Tell your doctor if you or your child is pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or
Can Vyvanse be taken with other medicines?
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that you or your child take including
prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Vyvanse and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side
effects. Sometimes the doses of other medicines will need to be adjusted while
taking Vyvanse.
Your doctor will decide whether Vyvanse can be taken with other medicines.
Especially tell your doctor if you or your child takes:
anti-depression medicines including MAOIs
anti-psychotic medicines
blood pressure medicines
seizure medicines
narcotic pain medicines
Know the medicines that you or your child takes. Keep a list of your medicines with
you to show your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not start any new medicine v/hile taking Vyvanse without talking to your
doctor first.
How should Vyvanse be taken?
Take Vyvanse exactly as prescribed. Vyvanse comes in 6 different strength
capsules. Your doctor nay adjust the dose until it is right for you or your child.
Take Vyvanse once a day in the morning.
Vyvanse can be taken with or without food.
From time to time, your doctor may stop Vyvanse treatment for a v/hile to check
ADHD symptoms.
Your doctor may do regular checks of the blood, heart, and blood pressure while
taking Vyvanse. Children should have their height and weight checked often while
taking Vyvanse. Vyvanse treatment may be stopped if a problem is found during
these check-ups.
If you or your child takes too much Vyvanse or overdoses, call your doctor or
poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.
What are possible side effects of Vyvanse?
See “What is the most important information I should know about Vyvanse?”
tor information on reported heart and mental problems.
Other serious side effects include:
slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
seizures, mainly in patients with a history of seizures
eyesight changes or blurred vision
Common side effects include:
upper belly pain
• nausea
• dry mouth
• weight loss
• trouble sleeping
• decreased appetite
• vomiting
Vyvanse may affect your or your child's ability to drive or do other dangerous
Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not
go away.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
more information.
How should I store Vyvanse?
Store Vyvanse in a safe place at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C).
Protect from light.
Keep Vyvanse and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about Vyvanse
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a
Medication Guide. Du not use Vyvanse for a condition for which it was not
prescribed. Do not give Vyvanse to other people, even if they have the same
condition. It may harm them and it is against the law.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Vyvanse. II
you v/ould like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or
pharmacist for information about Vyvanse that was written for healthcare
professionals. For more information about Vyvanse. please contact Shire US Inc. at
What are the ingredients in Vyvanse?
Active Ingredient: lisdexamfetamine dimesylate
Inactive Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, cruscarmellose sodium, and
magnesium stearate. The capsule shells contain gelatin, titanium dioxide, and ona or
more of the following: D&3 Red £28. D&C Yellow £10, FD&C Blue #1. FD&C Green
£3, and FD&C Red £40.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug
©2008 Shire US Inc.
Last Modified: 04/23/2008
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