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Who Should Not Take Lisdexamfetamine?

You should not take lisdexamfetamine if you:
  • Are allergic to Vyvanse, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, or any of the inactive components used to make lisdexamfetamine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
  • Have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
  • Have moderate-to-severe high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Have a history of drug abuse.
  • Have severe heart or blood vessel disease.
  • Have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation.
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Precautions and Warnings With Lisdexamfetamine: Summary

There are a number of situations in which lisdexamfetamine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific lisdexamfetamine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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