VYVANSE MEDICATIONS, USES, AND SIDE EFFECTS
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a is central nervous system stimulant drug used in
the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and
children. It is approved for use against ADHD by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in July 2007. Vyvanse is also approved in treatments of binge eating
disorder (consuming a large amount of food without having the urge to stop) in
grownups. When using Vyvanse for treating ADHD, it acts on the central nervous
system by boosting the levels of the dopamine and norepinephrine chemicals in the
brain leading to a more focused and attentive mindset and reducing the impulsive
and hyperactive disorder.
Vyvanse is a drug that takes one to two hours before affecting the body after use and
can last for about 14 hours before the effects stop. This feature makes the Vyvanse
drug difficult to be an abused drug compared to other CNS stimulants but may be
abused when taken beyond the prescribed dosage. Vyvanse can be taken with or
without eating in a prescribed dosage. The drug is usually prescribed in 10mg, 20mg,
30mg,40mg,50mg, 60mg, and 70mg, and children’s prescriptions are usually the
30mg dosage strength.
Vyvanse should not be taken if the patient is experiencing conditions like heart
diseases, severe high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, and high state of
anxiety, tension, and agitation. And it should not be taken by patients who are
allergic to stimulus drugs.
Since all drugs used for fighting ADHD are not proven to be either safe or harmful
for pregnancy, it is advised to not use Vyvanse during pregnancy.
This occurs when you forget to take your Vyvanse medication on time. The
symptoms include irritability, anxiousness, or tiredness. And in severe cases, there
are withdrawal symptoms.
Vyvanse crash can be prevented by taking them as prescribed by the doctor, in most
cases being in the early mornings and on a daily base unless otherwise stated, and if
problems persist, visiting the doctor.Some other common side effects of using Vyvanse include anorexia (an eating
disorder of reduced appetite or total distaste for food ), anxiety, decreased appetite,
weight loss (caused by a reduction in food intake), diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth,
irritability, sleep problems (insomnia), nausea, abdominal or stomach pain,
vomiting, increased heart rate, constipation, jittery feeling, mild skin rash, an
unpleasant taste in your mouth, headache, nervousness, sweating, and restlessness.
The severe side effects of using Vyvanse include blurred vision, fast pounding or
irregular heartbeat, mental mood behavior changes such as agitation, aggression,
mood swings, depression, hallucinations, abnormal thoughts or behavior, suicidal
thoughts or attempts, uncontrolled movements of the body, muscle twitching or
shaking, numbness, pain, skin color changes, reduced sensitivity to temperature in
the fingers or toes, outbursts of words or sounds, a change of interest in sexual
activities, swelling ankles or feet, extreme tiredness, rapid or unexplained weight
loss, or frequent or prolonged erections (in males). When you experience any of
these severe cases, it is highly advisable to visit a doctor immediately.