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WHAT IS VYVANSE? (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

Vyvanse is a prescription treatment proven to help control ADHD in adults.

Helped improve attention throughout the day in adults with ADHD

In one study of 142 adults (aged 18-55) with ADHD, Vyvanse demonstrated improved attention for up to 14 hours, starting 2 hours after taking it.*

  • When taken at 7:00 AM, Vyvanse was shown to provide improved attention at 9:00 AM.
  • Vyvanse demonstrated improved attention throughout the day and into the evening—even at 9:00 PM.

*Results based on the Permanent Product Measure of Performance (PERMP), a skill-adjusted math test that measures attention in ADHD. PERMP is not a test of the ability to learn math.

In a study of adults with ADHD, Vyvanse helped improve attention throughout the day, for each timepoint measured

Individual results may vary.

Timepoints measured after taking Vyvanse.

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How to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

You should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor tells you to take it. Vyvanse can be taken with or without food.

With 5 different ways to take your Vyvanse, your doctor is able to help you pick the administration option that’s right for you.

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Frequently asked questions

Only a trained healthcare provider can diagnose Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD). But what else is there to know?

  • Every patient's experience with ADHD is different and their responses to treatment might also be different. There is a lot to consider before taking any medication. Vyvanse may not be right for every patient. Have an open and honest conversation with your doctor about how your ADHD symptoms are impacting your world and your doctor will decide whether Vyvanse is an option for you based on your entire medical history.

  • As with any medication, proper use is important. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) 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. Talk to your doctor and read the safety information continued below, and download our Proper Use of Prescription Stimulant Medication brochure for more information.

  • Your doctor or healthcare provider can determine the best course of treatment for you. Take Vyvanse exactly as prescribed and talk to your doctor before stopping or changing the dose of your medication.

  • Only the doctor can determine the proper course of treatment for you, including when to start or whether to stop Vyvanse. Make sure you talk with your doctor before stopping or changing the dose of your medication. Your doctor may sometimes stop Vyvanse treatment for a while to check your ADHD symptoms.

  • Before starting Vyvanse and during treatment, tell your doctor about all health conditions (or family history of) including:

    • Any previous or current abuse of or dependency on alcohol, prescription medicine, or street drugs
    • Heart problems, heart defects, or high blood pressure
    • Mental problems, including psychosis, mania, bipolar illness, or depression
    • Circulation problems in fingers and toes
    • Any kidney problems. Your doctor may lower the dose
    • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed, and about any medications (prescription or nonprescription) that you are taking
    • And any other information you think might be important for your doctor to know about you or your family health situation
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Talking with your doctor

Information to help prepare you for a conversation with your doctor.

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Study results

See how Vyvanse performed in clinical studies.