The correct Vyvanse dosage is based upon a variety of factors.
These factor often include pre-existing medical conditions, age, sex, medical history, mental health history, other medications you may be taking, if you have previously taken any ADHD medications before, etc.
What Is Vyvanse?
Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine), is an Amphetamine-based stimulant medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADD and ADHD.
It is believed to work by interacting with the neurochemicals in the brain the contribute to ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, and lack of impulse control.
Vyvanse is made by the pharmaceutical company Shire.
This medication is available in different size capsules: 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg, and 70 mg. A typical starting dose is 30 mg once in the morning.
If that dose is not sufficient, your doctor may increase it by increments of 10 mg or 20 mg every week if needed.
The max dose generally does not exceed 70 mg total daily. Vyvanse is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. It comes in capsule form and can be taken with or without food.
Warning: With any Amphetamines and stimulants, there is a potential for abuse. Taking Amphetamines for prolonged periods of time may result in dependence, particularly excessive amounts that exceed the dosage recommendations.
As a result, it is important to always take medications as prescribed by your doctor. See this important information about the risks of Vyvanse abuse.
Follow the prescription exactly, and do not exceed the prescribed dosage recommendations. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Do not abruptly stop taking this medication or quit cold turkey; this could result in Vyvanse withdrawal. If you wish to discontinue your Vyvanse, you should work with your prescribing doctor to develop a treatment plan. Often, this involves gradually reducing your Vyvanse dose over time in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, adverse physical reactions, or medical complications.
Never crush and snort Vyvanse.
Do not share or sell your prescription medications.
Report any adverse side effects to your doctor. If you suffer any unusual or severe reactions, you should seek immediate emergency medical attention.Once released from the emergency room, follow up with your prescribing doctor.