What is Vyvanse?
Vyvanse (pronounced Vī-văns) is a once-daily prescription medication approved for the treatment of ADHD in patients 6 and above. The benefit of extended treatment with Vyvanse was proven in one study in adults with ADHD. Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in adults with ADHD. Your doctor may prescribe Vyvanse as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.
Who should not take Vyvanse?
You should not take Vyvanse if you are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or if you are sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medications.
Consider once-daily Vyvanse
If you have ADHD and need help controlling symptoms, talk to your doctor.
Once-daily Vyvanse for maintenance treatment in adults.
- Vyvanse is clinically proven to control ADHD symptoms.
- In a study of adults, Vyvanse improved attention throughout the day — at 2 hours and even at 14 hours after taking it.*
*Based on the Permanent Product of Measure of Performance (PERMP), a skill-adjusted test that measures attention in ADHD.
- In 2012, Vyvanse was approved to maintain symptom control in adults with ADHD
While you are taking Vyvanse, your doctor should check your blood pressure and heart rate regularly and may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups. Your doctor may also sometimes stop treatment for a while to check your ADHD symptoms and determine if Vyvanse is still needed.
If it’s been a while since you talked to your doctor about the various ADHD treatment options that are available today, make an appointment and ask if Vyvanse may be right for you.