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Vyvanse

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Vyvanse 30mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 30mg,S489 30 mg 
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Vyvanse 40mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 40 mg,S489 40 mg 
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Vyvanse 50mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 50 mg,S489 50 mg 
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Vyvanse 20mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 20 mg,S489 20 mg 
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Vyvanse 70mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 70 mg,S489 70 mg 
Overview Information on Vyvanse
Pharmacist Tip
Swallow the capsule whole. If you open the contents of a capsule, stir its contents into a glass of water. Once the medicine dissolves, drink it right away.     
Vyvanse® is a prescription medicine that your doctor may have given to you or your child to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Vyvanse can be taken by adults and children aged 6 years and older. Vyvanse belongs to a group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

Vyvanse is a brand name for a generic product called lisdexamfetamine. Vyvanse is available as a capsule that you take by mouth once daily, usually in the morning. Vyvanse is often just one part of ADHD therapy. Your doctor may add counseling and behavioral therapies to get the best results to treat your condition.

Like all medicines, Vyvanse does have some risks. Before taking Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you have had a bad reaction to a stimulant medicine in the past. Some medicines should not be taken with Vyvanse. Your doctor will want to know about all the medicines you take. Give your doctor an up-to-date list of all your medicines, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal remedies, and other supplements.

Also, discuss any health problems you may have or have had in the past. Vyvanse is not right for everyone. Your doctor will want to know if you have had heart problems, severe anxiety, seizure disorders, or a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Your doctor may want to know about your family health history, too.

Patients taking Vyvanse may become tolerant to it. A sign that this could be happening is if you notice that Vyvanse is not working as well to control your symptoms as it has in the past. Tell your doctor right away if you think Vyvanse is not working for you.

Never stop taking Vyvanse suddenly or reduce the dosage without talking with your doctor first. Your body can become physically dependent to taking Vyvanse. Sudden withdrawal could cause serious symptoms, including extreme fatigue and depression.

You should take Vyvanse only as directed. Keep Vyvanse in a secure place to prevent theft or misuse by others. Never share Vyvanse with others even if they tell you they have the same condition. Doing so may harm others, and it is against the law.

Children who take Vyvanse may show signs of slow growth. If your child takes Vyvanse, the doctor will want to monitor his or her height and weight.

Serious side effects of Vyvanse can happen but are not common. It is important to know what these side effects may be and to know to get emergency help right away if you experience:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching; hives; swelling in the face, lips, or hands; or swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat
  • Fever or hot, dry skin
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
  • Chest pain, tightness, or trouble breathing
  • Severe mood changes, unusual or disturbing thoughts, or hallucinations
  • Seizures or twitching of the head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg
  • High blood pressure
  • Numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature in the fingers or toes
Some common side effects of Vyvanse include:
  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dry mouth
Tell your doctor about any side effects you notice while taking Vyvanse. Be sure to mention if they change or worsen over time.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Vyvanse® is a prescription medicine that your doctor may have given to you or your child to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Vyvanse can be taken by adults and children aged 6 years and older. Vyvanse belongs to a group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

Vyvanse is a brand name for a generic product called lisdexamfetamine. Vyvanse is available as a capsule that you take by mouth once daily, usually in the morning. Vyvanse is often just one part of ADHD therapy. Your doctor may add counseling and behavioral therapies to get the best results to treat your condition.

Like all medicines, Vyvanse does have some risks. Before taking Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you have had a bad reaction to a stimulant medicine in the past. Some medicines should not be taken with Vyvanse. Your doctor will want to know about all the medicines you take. Give your doctor an up-to-date list of all your medicines, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal remedies, and other supplements.

Also, discuss any health problems you may have or have had in the past. Vyvanse is not right for everyone. Your doctor will want to know if you have had heart problems, severe anxiety, seizure disorders, or a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Your doctor may want to know about your family health history, too.

Patients taking Vyvanse may become tolerant to it. A sign that this could be happening is if you notice that Vyvanse is not working as well to control your symptoms as it has in the past. Tell your doctor right away if you think Vyvanse is not working for you.

Never stop taking Vyvanse suddenly or reduce the dosage without talking with your doctor first. Your body can become physically dependent to taking Vyvanse. Sudden withdrawal could cause serious symptoms, including extreme fatigue and depression.

You should take Vyvanse only as directed. Keep Vyvanse in a secure place to prevent theft or misuse by others. Never share Vyvanse with others even if they tell you they have the same condition. Doing so may harm others, and it is against the law.

Children who take Vyvanse may show signs of slow growth. If your child takes Vyvanse, the doctor will want to monitor his or her height and weight.

Serious side effects of Vyvanse can happen but are not common. It is important to know what these side effects may be and to know to get emergency help right away if you experience:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching; hives; swelling in the face, lips, or hands; or swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat
  • Fever or hot, dry skin
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
  • Chest pain, tightness, or trouble breathing
  • Severe mood changes, unusual or disturbing thoughts, or hallucinations
  • Seizures or twitching of the head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg
  • High blood pressure
  • Numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature in the fingers or toes
Some common side effects of Vyvanse include:
  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dry mouth
Tell your doctor about any side effects you notice while taking Vyvanse. Be sure to mention if they change or worsen over time.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013

CVS Patient Statistics for Vyvanse
Usage by Age
62.07%
under20_base
21.67%
20to40_base
14.04%
40to60_base
2.22%
over60_base
Most Commonly Used By CVS Patients
Usage by Gender
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41.33%
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male_fill_graph
58.67%
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