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Lisdexamfetamine is licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, adolescents, and children age 6 to 12 years old. The medication is generally taken once a day in the morning. It is actually a stimulant, but causes a calming effect when used in adequate doses for treating ADHD. Prior to taking this drug, talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history, as well as any other medications you are taking.
What Is Lisdexamfetamine?Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse™) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children age 6 to 12 years old, adolescents, and adults. Because this drug is a stimulant and has the potential to be abused, there are special rules for prescribing it (see Vyvanse: A Controlled Substance).
- Decreased appetite
- Dry mouth
- Insomnia (see Vyvanse and Insomnia)
- Stomach pain (abdominal pain)