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It's important to know the potential benefits and risks of any ADHD
medication your child may take, including Vyvanse.
Vyvanse 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 or your child have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
You or your child should not take Vyvanse if you or your child:
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is a stimulant medicine. The following have been reported with use of stimulant medicines.
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 your child has any signs of heart problems, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting, while taking Vyvanse.
Children and teenagers (ages 6-17):
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child 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 your child has numbness, pain, skin color change, and/or sensitivity to temperature in his or her 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 checkups.
Call the 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.
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 your child may be experiencing.
Please see the Vyvanse Medication Guide for more information. If your child is experiencing any side effects while taking Vyvanse, let the doctor know.
Information to help prepare you for the conversation with your child's doctor.
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