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HOW TO TAKE VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

One pill—once a day

You should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor tells you to take it.

How to take Vyvanse

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

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

Your doctor may sometimes stop Vyvanse treatment for a while to see if Vyvanse is still right for you. You should take Vyvanse exactly the way your doctor tells you to take it.

Your doctor and you

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

FLEXIBLE DOSING OPTIONS

With 6 strengths of chewable tablets and 7 strengths of Vyvanse capsules, your doctor has the ability to customize treatment. The recommended starting dose is 30 mg, and it may be adjusted every week to find the dose that's right for you. You should take Vyvanse exactly the way your doctor tells you to take it. The maximum daily dose of Vyvanse is 70 mg.

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.

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

Vyvanse® is swallowable

To administer:

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

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Vyvanse® is chewable

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 the 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)
  • It is normal to see a filmy coating on the inside of the glass or container after you eat or drink all the Vyvanse
  • Take full contents of capsule (do not divide dose)

Using Vyvanse responsibly

  • Store your medicine in a safe place, like a locked cabinet.
  • Do not give Vyvanse to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them. 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.
  • If you do not finish your full prescription, you can find help locating a medicine take-back kiosk at www.myoldmeds.com.

Understanding safety information

  • Tell the doctor if you have any kidney problems. Your doctor may lower the Vyvanse dose.
  • Tell the doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Vyvanse may harm your unborn baby.
  • Tell the doctor if you 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.
  • The doctor may do regular checks of your heart and blood pressure while you are taking Vyvanse.
  • If you take too much Vyvanse, call the doctor or poison control center right away, or get to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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