Vyvanse helps control my ADHD.
I do the rest.
Vyvanse is a prescription medicine for the treatment of ADHD in patients 6 years and above. Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. Your doctor may prescribe Vyvanse as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.
Why once-daily Vyvanse?
In a study of adults, Vyvanse improved attention throughout the day, at 2 hours and even at 14 hours after taking it.
In 2012, Vyvanse became the only ADHD medication approved for maintenance treatment in adults.
Adults with ADHD taking Vyvanse for at least six months and whose symptoms were well controlled entered a study to evaluate the benefit of extended treatment with Vyvanse. After three weeks of observation while on Vyvanse, half of the patients continued to take Vyvanse for the last six weeks of the study while the other half were switched to a sugar pill.
At the end of the 9-week study, 91% of people maintained ADHD symptom control with Vyvanse versus 25% with a sugar pill.
Who should not take Vyvanse?
Do not take Vyvanse if you are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an anti-depressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI or you are allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medicines.
What information should I tell my doctor before starting Vyvanse?
Before starting Vyvanse, tell your doctor:
- About all health conditions (or any in your family history), including:
- Heart problems, heart defects, or high blood pressure
- Mental problems, including psychosis, mania, bipolar illness, or depression
- Any previous or current drug or alcohol abuse
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
It's important to understand the potential benefits and risks before starting treatment.