Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.

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Jaime: Binge Eating Disorder, or B.E.D., is something I have…not something I do.
When my doctor told me I had moderate B.E.D., it explained why my eating was so out of control.
I’d often eat a lot more than normal in a short period of time, in secret. It was so upsetting. My doctor told me about Vyvanse, the first medicine approved for adults with moderate to severe B.E.D.
Announcer: Vyvanse shouldn’t be used for weight loss, or to treat obesity.
It has a high risk of abuse or dependence.
Selling or sharing Vyvanse may harm others and is illegal. Store it safely.
Do not take it if you take MAOIs or are allergic to stimulants.
Some patients taking stimulants like Vyvanse experienced: sudden death, stroke, heart attack and increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Call the doctor if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting.
New or worsening mental illness has occurred while taking stimulants. Call the doctor if you have changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts.
Circulation problems in the fingers and toes can occur.
Call your doctor if they feel numb, cool, painful, are sensitive to temperature, change color from pale, to blue, to red, or develop unexplained wounds.
Jaime : Ask your doctor about Vyvanse for moderate to severe B.E.D.…so food can just be food again.

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An Overview of B.E.D.

Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) is the most common eating disorder among adults in the US compared to anorexia and bulimia. Advances in medicine in the last few years have resulted in B.E.D. being recognized as a real medical condition. While the exact cause of B.E.D. is unknown, certain brain chemicals may play a role. Risk factors may include family history and certain life experiences. More research is needed to determine the possible causes of B.E.D.

Medicine is not appropriate for all adults with Binge Eating Disorder. Talk to your doctor to see what might be right for you.

 

Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder among US adults†  †compared to anorexia and bulimia
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Where Do I Start?

Are you curious about B.E.D.? The most important step is talking with your doctor.

The information within this site will help you understand more about B.E.D. so you can have a more informed discussion with your doctor. You can also use the B.E.D. Symptom Checklist to help start the conversation with your doctor. Remember, only your doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose B.E.D.

"I wasn't able to control my binge eating. Talking with my doctor was such a relief."

Michael R.
Adult diagnosed with severe B.E.D.

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Right for You?

Vyvanse is the first and only medication approved to treat moderate to severe Binge Eating Disorder in adults. For adults who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe B.E.D., Vyvanse may be able to help them get control of binge eating. Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity. As with any medical condition, Binge Eating Disorder can only be diagnosed by a doctor or other trained health care professional. Medicine is not appropriate for all adults with Binge Eating Disorder.

Concerned about side effects? Learn More. Talk with your doctor to determine if Vyvanse may be right for you.

Vyvanse is the first and only medication approved to treat moderate to severe B.E.D. in adults

You should not take Vyvanse if you:

  • are taking, or have taken in the past 14 days, an anti-depressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
  • are sensitive to, allergic to, or have had a reaction to other stimulant medications
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Vyvanse® is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Vyvanse in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Vyvanse may harm others and is against the law.

Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. Tell the doctor if you or your child have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

Who should not take Vyvanse?

Do not take Vyvanse if you or your child are:

  • taking or has taken an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days.
  • sensitive or allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medicines.

Problems that can occur while taking Vyvanse. Tell the doctor:

  • if you or your child have heart problems or heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. This is important because sudden death has occurred in people with heart problems or defects taking stimulant medicines, and sudden death, stroke and heart attack have happened in adults taking stimulant medicines. Since increases in blood pressure and heart rate may occur, the doctor should regularly check these during treatment. Call the doctor right away if you or your child have any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Vyvanse.
  • if you or your child have mental problems, or a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. This is important because new or worsening behavior and thought problems or bipolar illness may occur. New symptoms such as seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not true, being suspicious, or having new manic symptoms may occur. Call the doctor right away if there are any new or worsening mental symptoms during treatment.
  • if you or your child have circulation problems in fingers and toes (peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon). Fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful, sensitive to temperature and/or change color from pale, to blue, to red. Call the doctor right away if any signs of unexplained wounds appear on fingers or toes while taking Vyvanse.
  • if your child is having slowing of growth (height and weight); Vyvanse may cause this serious side effect. Your child should have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Vyvanse. The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed while taking Vyvanse. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take Vyvanse.

What are possible side effects of Vyvanse?

The most common side effects of Vyvanse reported in ADHD studies include:

    • anxiety
    • decreased appetite
    • diarrhea
    • dizziness
    • dry mouth
    • irritability
    • loss of appetite
    • nausea
    • trouble sleeping
    • upper stomach pain
    • vomiting
    • weight loss

The most common side effects of Vyvanse reported in adults with moderate to severe BED include:

    • dry mouth
    • trouble sleeping
    • decreased appetite
    • increased heart rate
    • constipation
    • feeling jittery
    • anxiety

What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years and above, and for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) in adults. Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.

For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • if you or your child are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.