Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a treatment plan, this includes psychological, social, and other treatments. It may help increase the ability to stay focused, pay attention, and stop fidgeting. Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) may also be used to treat binge eating disorder (BED). It may help to reduce the number of binge eating days.
This medication is not recommended for use for weight loss due to the risk of serious side effects.
Take this medication with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Do not take this medication in the afternoon or evening because it may cause you to have trouble sleeping. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may adjust your dose to find the dose that is best for you. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, swallow the capsule whole. However, if you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and pour all of the powder in a glass of water or orange juice.