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HOW TO TAKE VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

One dose—once a day

Your child should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor tells them to take it. Keep in mind, the doctor may change the dose until the right dose is found for your child.

How to take Vyvanse

Your child should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor tells him or her to take it. And keep in mind, the doctor may change the dose until the right one is found for your child.

While Vyvanse offers dosing options from 10 mg to 70 mg, the recommended starting dose is 30 mg. Your child's doctor may periodically increase or decrease your child's dosage to help control his or her ADHD symptoms and manage side effects. The maximum daily dose is 70 mg.

The doctor may sometimes stop Vyvanse treatment for a while to see if Vyvanse is still right for your child. Your child should take Vyvanse exactly as the doctor tells him or her to take it.

Talking with your child's doctor:

It’s important to have ongoing conversations with your child's doctor to discuss their treatment plan and to make sure your child's dose is right for them.

With 5 different ways to take Vyvanse, the doctor is able to pick the administration option that’s right for your child. Vyvanse can be taken with or without food. Be sure your child takes Vyvanse exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Vyvanse® 30 mg Chewable Tablet

To administer:

  • Chewable tablet must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing
  • Take entire chewable tablet daily (do not divide dose)

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Vyvanse® is mixable

Mix with orange juice, yogurt, or water

To administer:

  • Open capsule and pour all the powder into yogurt, water, or orange juice
  • Using a spoon, break apart any powder that is stuck together. Stir the Vyvanse powder and yogurt, water, or orange juice until they are completely mixed together
  • Eat all the yogurt, or drink all the water or orange juice right away after it has been mixed (do not store it for later)
  • Take full contents of capsule (do not divide dose)
  • It is normal to see a filmy coating on the inside of the glass or container after your child eats or drinks all the Vyvanse
Vyvanse® is swallowable

To administer:

  • Swallow whole
  • Take capsule daily (do not divide dose)

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6 Chewable Strengths

10 mg

20 mg

30 mg

40 mg

50 mg

60 mg

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7 Capsule Strengths*

10 mg

20 mg

30 mg

40 mg

50 mg

60 mg

70 mg

*The amount of powder in a Vyvanse capsule varies by capsule strength.

Have your child take Vyvanse exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

MAXIMUM DAILY DOSE IS 70 mg

Using Vyvanse responsibly

  • Store your child's medicine in a safe place, like a locked cabinet.
  • Do not give Vyvanse to other people, even if they have ADHD. It may harm them and it is against the law. Do not throw away unused Vyvanse in your household trash as it may harm other people or animals. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about a medicine take-back program in your community.

Understanding safety information

  • Tell the doctor if your child has any kidney problems. Your doctor may lower the Vyvanse dose.
  • Tell the doctor if your child is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm the unborn baby.
  • Tell the doctor if your child is breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed. Your child should not breastfeed while taking Vyvanse. Talk to the doctor about the best way to feed your child's baby if your child takes Vyvanse.
  • The doctor may do regular checks of your child's heart and blood pressure while your child is taking Vyvanse.
  • If your child takes too much Vyvanse, call the doctor or poison control center right away, or get your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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