Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Vyvanse is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and in children who are at least 6 years old.
Vyvanse is also used to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults. This medicine is not to be used for obesity or weight loss.
Do not use Vyvanse if you have use a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Vyvanse if you are allergic to lisdexamfetamine.
Do not use Vyvanse if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
Some stimulants have caused sudden death in certain people. Tell your doctor if you have:
- heart problems or a congenital heart defect;
- high blood pressure;
- a family history of heart disease or sudden death;
- coronary artery disease (hardened arteries); or
- history of heart attack.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has ever had:
- kidney disease;
- circulation problems in your hands or feet;
- peripheral vascular disease such as Raynaud’s syndrome;
- depression, mental illness, bipolar illness, psychosis, or suicide attempt; or
- if you take an antidepressant.