Before getting started on Vyvanse, it's important to know the potential risks of treatments.
Tell the doctor if you:
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 have any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Vyvanse.
have mental (psychiatric) problems, or a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. New or worse behavior and thought problems or new or worse bipolar illness may occur. New psychotic symptoms (such as seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not true, being suspicious), or new manic symptoms may occur. Call the doctor right away if there are any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems during treatment.
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.
have symptoms of serotonin syndrome: agitation hallucinations, coma, or changes in mental status; problems controlling movements or muscle twitching, stiffness, or tightness; fast heartbeat; sweating or fever; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Call your doctor or go to the emergency room if symptoms occur. Serotonin syndrome may occur if Vyvanse is taken with certain medicines and may be life-threatening.
Most common side effects with Vyvanse include anxiety, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, irritability, loss of appetite, nausea, trouble sleeping, upper stomach pain, vomiting, and weight loss. This is not a complete list of potential side effects. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist and see Important Safety Information.
If you are experiencing any side effects while taking Vyvanse, let the doctor know
If you are experiencing any side effects while taking Vyvanse, let the doctor know.
Your doctor will determine the starting Vyvanse dose and when to make adjustments (a process called titration).
It’s important to work with the doctor to find the dose that’s right for you. The recommended starting dose for Vyvanse is 30 mg once daily in the morning. Your doctor may, if needed, periodically increase or decrease it to control ADHD symptoms and manage side effects. The doctor may sometimes stop treatment to see if Vyvanse is still right for you.
See additional dosing information above.
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There are a few things you may wish to do during the ADHD treatment process:
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