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What is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for ?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: ADD and ADHD

It is an approved medication to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders in children and adults.

In brief: ADD and ADHD

It is an approved medication to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders in children and adults.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Asim Rana
Vyvanse is a longer acting form of amphetamine ( lisdexamfetamine) which is a medicine approved for treating ADHD in both adults and children but one should be aware of its addictive potential.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Stimulant prodrug

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is unique in psychiatry in that it is what is called a prodrug.
It is amphetamine attached to lysine, an amino acid. In that form, it is inactive. But, when swallowed, it is metabolized in the both, breaking the bond to release d-amphetamine. Since metabolism controls its release, it tends to start more slowly but it lasts longer than any other oral stimulant. It still is amphetamine.

In brief: Stimulant prodrug

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is unique in psychiatry in that it is what is called a prodrug.
It is amphetamine attached to lysine, an amino acid. In that form, it is inactive. But, when swallowed, it is metabolized in the both, breaking the bond to release d-amphetamine. Since metabolism controls its release, it tends to start more slowly but it lasts longer than any other oral stimulant. It still is amphetamine.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

It is also the longest acting psychostimualnt, which typically works up to 10-11 hours.
You can dissolve it in the glass of water if the child has problems swallowing pills.

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

It is also the longest acting psychostimualnt, which typically works up to 10-11 hours.
You can dissolve it in the glass of water if the child has problems swallowing pills.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

FDA approved for ADHD.

In brief: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

FDA approved for ADHD.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics

In brief: ADHD

There are other things it has been used for, but adhd is the only one it is indicated (officially supposed to be used) for. If you need more information, please add more details.

In brief: ADHD

There are other things it has been used for, but adhd is the only one it is indicated (officially supposed to be used) for. If you need more information, please add more details.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Dr. Thomas Seck
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