Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for Narcolepsy | MyNarcolepsyTeam

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Vyvanse is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in children and adults and binge eating disorder in adults. Vyvanse is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat narcolepsy. Vyvanse is also known by its drug name, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate.

Vyvanse belongs to a category of drugs called stimulants. Vyvanse is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Vyvanse is a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for abuse.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Vyvanse is taken once daily. Vyvanse should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Vyvanse comes in capsule or chewable tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Vyvanse lists common side effects including anxiety, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, irritability, nausea, insomnia, upper abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Vyvanse include stroke, heart attack, blood pressure and heart rate increases, psychotic and manic symptoms, growth suppression, and Raynaud’s syndrome.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Vyvanse — Takeda

Vyvanse — RxList

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