What is Vyvanse 60mg lisdexamfetamine?
Vyvanse 60mg lisdexamfetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Vyvanse 60mg is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and in children who are at least 6 years old.
Vyvanse is also used to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults. This medicine is not to be used for obesity or weight loss.
Do not use Vyvanse 60mg lisdexamfetamine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Vyvanse 60mg is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. You should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription. Using this medication improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Vyvanse if you are allergic to lisdexamfetamine.
Do not use Vyvanse if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Some stimulants have caused sudden death in people with serious heart problems or congenital heart defects. Tell your doctor if you have:
heart disease, heart rhythm disorder;
high blood pressure;
coronary artery disease (hardened arteries);
history of heart attack.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
peripheral vascular disease such as Raynaud’s syndrome;
a personal or family history of mental illness, psychotic disorder, bipolar illness, depression, or suicide attempt;
if you take an antidepressant.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. However, lisdexamfetamine may cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes Vyvanse during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Lisdexamfetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Vyvanse is not approved to treat ADHD in a child younger than 6 years old. This medicine is not approved to treat binge eating disorder in anyone younger than 18 years old.
Long-term use of Vyvanse can slow a child’s growth. Tell your doctor if the child using this medication is not growing or gaining weight properly.
Do not give Vyvanse to a child younger than 6 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take Vyvanse 60mg lisdexamfetamine?
Take Vyvanse exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Lisdexamfetamine is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. You should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription. Using this medication improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart.
Vyvanse should be taken in the morning with or without food.
Do not take this medicine in the evening because it may cause sleep problems (insomnia).
Do not crush, chew, break, or divide a capsule. Swallow the capsule whole. To make swallowing easier, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a glass of water or mix it with yogurt. After the medicine has dissolved, drink or eat the mixture immediately. Do not save for later use.
Your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Your blood pressure and heart rate will need to be checked often.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Throw away unused or expired Vyvanse 60mg lisdexamfetamine lisdexamfetamine in a sealed container or bag. Ask your pharmacist where to locate a community pharmaceutical take back disposal program.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, or if it is already evening. Taking this medicine late in the day can cause sleep problems. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention by calling the emergency. An overdose of lisdexamfetamine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include restlessness, tremor, muscle twitches, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness, muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine.