In a clinical study of adults with ADHD, Vyvanse improved attention at 2 hours and even 14 hours after taking it.*
*Efficacy measured using Permanent Product Measure of Performance (PERMP), a skill-adjusted test that measures attention in ADHD.
Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.
There are three core symptoms of ADHD: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. While anyone can feel inattentive, impulsive, or hyperactive sometimes, people who have been diagnosed with ADHD must have experienced a certain number of these symptoms for at least 6 months in two or more settings (like home, school, or work). Symptoms must also have been present before the age of 12 and not be due to another mental disorder. To learn about all the symptoms of ADHD and how they may appear in children and adults, check out the ADHD diagnostic criteria and the full symptom list.
The information in this site was created to help you understand more about ADHD so you can have a more informed conversation with your doctor. Remember, only a doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose ADHD.
Curious about ADHD? Or have you received an ADHD diagnosis? Either way it is important to talk to your doctor. Visit Getting Started to find helpful information and plan for your visit to the doctor by reviewing the ADHD Doctor Discussion Guide.
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If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, or if you are concerned about ADHD, talk to your doctor. Only a doctor or trained health care professional can accurately diagnose ADHD.
Vyvanse (pronounced Vi’-văns) is a once-daily prescription medication approved for the treatment of ADHD in patients 6 and above. Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity. Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in adults with ADHD. Your doctor may prescribe Vyvanse as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.
Vyvanse may help increase attention in adults with ADHD
Do not take Vyvanse if you are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or MAOI, or are sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medications.
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