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Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in children aged 6 to 17 with ADHD. Your child's doctor may prescribe Vyvanse as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.
Individual results may vary.
*Results based on the Swanson, Kotkin, Agler, M-Flynn, and Pelham Deportment Scores (SKAMP-D) subscale, a validated classroom assessment tool that measures behavior problems leading to classroom disruptions. It is not a measure of academic performance.
Duration of ADHD symptom control has not been studied in teens (ages 13-17).SEE CLINICAL STUDIES
In one study of kids (aged 6-12) with ADHD, Vyvanse demonstrated ADHD symptom control for up to 13 hours, starting 1.5 hours after taking it.*
Your child should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor prescribes. Keep in mind, the doctor may change the dose until the right amount is found for your child.
And with flexible administration options, your child's doctor can help you pick the administration option that's right for your child.
Each patient's experience with ADHD is different, and each patient may respond differently to treatment. There is a lot to consider before taking any medication. Vyvanse may not be right for every patient. Have an open and honest conversation with your child's doctor about how your child’s ADHD symptoms are impacting his or her world, and your doctor will decide if Vyvanse should be a part of their treatment plan.
As with any medication, proper use is important. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. So, please talk to your child's doctor about this risk or any concerns you have about any medication, including Vyvanse. Keep Vyvanse in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Vyvanse may harm others and is against the law. Read the safety information continued below and download our Proper Use of Prescription Stimulant Medication brochure for more information.
Your child’s doctor or healthcare provider can determine the best course of treatment for your child. Make sure you talk with the doctor before stopping or changing the dose of your child’s medication.
Only the doctor can determine the proper course of treatment for your child, including when to start or whether to stop Vyvanse. Your child’s doctor may sometimes stop Vyvanse treatment for a while to check his or her ADHD symptoms. Talk to your child’s doctor before stopping Vyvanse.
Before starting Vyvanse and during treatment, tell your doctor about all health conditions (or family history of) including:
Information to help prepare you for the conversation with your child's doctor.
Learn more about dosing and administration for Vyvanse.