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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking lisdexamfetamine if you have:
  • Heart problems of any kind, including:





Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Lisdexamfetamine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does Lisdexamfetamine Work?

Lisdexamfetamine is changed in the body to another chemical, dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant, although it has effects that are opposite from what would be expected of a stimulant.
While stimulants (like caffeine) can cause hyperactivity, when used in the appropriate dosages, lisdexamfetamine has a calming effect. The exact way in which this drug produces a calming effect is not known; however, it is known that lisdexamfetamine affects chemicals in the brain.
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