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It's important to know the potential benefits and risks of any ADHD medication you may take, including Vyvanse.
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.
Tell the doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
You should not take Vyvanse if you:
Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. The following have been reported with use of stimulant medicines.
These are not all the possible side effects of Vyvanse. Ask the doctor or pharmacist for more information, and talk to the doctor about any side effects you or your child may be experiencing.
Tell the doctor about any heart problems, heart defects, and/or high blood pressure, or if you have a family history of these problems. The doctor should check blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment.
Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of heart problems, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting, while taking Vyvanse.
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you have, or if you have a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.
Call the doctor to discuss any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while taking Vyvanse.
Tell your doctor if you have numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.
Call the doctor to report these signs or symptoms or if any unexplained wounds on fingers or toes appear while taking Vyvanse.
Your child should have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Vyvanse for ADHD. The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups.
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.
Please see the Vyvanse Medication Guide for more information. If you or your child are experiencing any side effects while taking Vyvanse, let your doctor know.
Information to help prepare you for a conversation with your doctor.
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