Vyvanse Oral Capsule 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Vyvanse: Oral capsule (20mg)

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Vyvanse 20mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 20 mg,S489 20 mg 

What is this Medicine?

LISDEXAMFETAMINE (lis DEX am fet a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat binge-eating disorder in adults. Federal law prohibits giving this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Vyvanse: Oral capsule(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Vyvanse 20mg Capsule

NDC: 594170102
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Binge-eating Disorder, Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Vyvanse 20mg Capsule
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Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: NRP104 20 mg,S489 20 mg 
Shape: capsule
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Vyvanse 20mg Capsule

Nightmares Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Mania Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
2.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
4.0-36.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritability Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
13.0-36.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
27.0-39.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Vyvanse 20mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Alcohol and Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Alcohol can cause drowsiness, mental impairment and fatigue which can decrease the effectiveness of Lisdexamfetamine treatment. Do not drive or operate machinery if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Marijuana and Amphetamines(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Amphetamines together without talking to your health care provider. Taking these drugs together might increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart rate, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, severe headache, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods that alkalinize urine and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Foods that alkalinize urine and Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with Lisdexamfetamine, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. You may need to limit caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking Lisdexamfetamine. Also avoid medicines containing additional Caffeine whenever possible. Side effects from Lisdexamfetamine may get worse if you take excessive Caffeine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, tremor, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods that acidify the urine and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Foods that acidify the urine and Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with Lisdexamfetamine, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. You may need to limit caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Acidic food and Vyvanse 20mg Capsule(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Acidic food and Amphetamines(Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. Acidic juices, like citrus juices (examples: orange juice, grapefruit juice) may decrease the absorption of this medication and are best avoided during the 1 hour before a dose, at the time of dosing, and for 1 hour after taking a dose. You may need to limit caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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