Vyvanse is a stimulant of the central nervous system. This stimulant can affect the chemicals present in the nerves and the brain, which then contributes to impulse control and hyperactivity. This substance is also used to cure ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) not only in adults, but also in children from six years old. Vyvanse can also be used as part of an inclusive treatment program, which might include educational, social, and psychological therapy. Aside from this, this medication may also be used for other purposes.
Also known as Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate, Vyvanseis a certain capsule that is to be taken once a day via oral administration. The designation of chemical for this substance is (2S)-2, 6-diamino-N-[(1S)-1-methyl-2-phenylethyl] Hexanamide Dimethanesulfonate. Its molecular formula is C15H25N3O• (CH4O3S) 2. This formula corresponds to the molecular weight that is around 455.60. Vyvanse is from white to off white powder, which is water soluble (792 mg/ml). Vyvanse capsules may contain 70 mg, 60 mg, 50 mg, 40 mg, 30 mg, and 20 mg of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate, along with several other ingredients, which includes croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. The shells of the capsule may contain titanium dioxide, gelatin, and 1 or more of the substances including FD and C Red #3, FD and C Blue #1, FD and C Yellow #6, yellow iron oxide and black iron oxide.
Vyvanse Cost Information
The prices of Vyvanse may vary depending on the quantity, dosage, prescription insurance and even the pharmacy that sells this product. The prices below are those of Vyvanse without insurance and if you have insurance, you should call the particular pharmacy to verify the exact price.
Price Without Insurance
Short-Term Side Effects
Taking this medicine might not be suited for every individual, as it will greatly depend on your body’s reaction to the drug’s formulation. Some of the short-term side effects that you may experience from taking Vyvanse may include weight loss or loss of appetite, insomnia or sleep problems, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, irritable feeling, mild rash on skin, dry mouth and/or any unpleasant taste in your mouth. Other short-term side effects may also take place.
Long-Term Side Effects
A person should consider getting urgent medical assistance if you have signs of allergic reaction by taking Vyvanse. These long-term side effects may include swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, or face, and breathing difficulty. You should stop taking this medication immediately and call your doctor once if you experience any of the more serious side effects, such as uneven, pounding, or fast heartbeats, fainting, feeling light-headed, reduced blood pressure, restlessness, hallucinations, tremor, muscle twitches, motor tics, risky high blood pressure, blurred vision, severe headache, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath, chest pain, seizure, and confusion.
Before you take Vyvanse, it is suggested to tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, especially if it includes any of the following:
- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
- Guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv)
- Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), ammonium chloride, K-Phos
- Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
- Lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith)
- Phenobarbital (Solfoton, Luminal), Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- A diuretic (Water Pill)
- Blood Pressure Medications
- Methenamine (Urex, Mandelamine, Hiprex)
- Allergy or Cold medicines (Antihistamines)
- Pain medication including Propoxyphene (Darvocet, Darvon) or meperidine (Demerol)
- Sodium Bicarbonate, Antacids, (Alka-Seltzer)
This is not a complete list of drugs that may interact with Vyvanse.
How It Works?
As mentioned earlier, Vyvanse is a part of stimulant class found in the central nervous system. It is used to treat ADHD. However, this stimulant is not only used to treat ADHD, it is also used to cure narcolepsy, and help in weight loss through increasing particular activity within the brain in order to speed up physical and mental processes.
The generic alternative of Vyvanse is lisdexamfetamine.