To summarize and review published literature regarding lisdexamfetamine and its use in child and adolescent psychiatry. Additional articles were identified from reference information and poster presentation data. Conversion of lisdexamfetamine to active dextroamphetamine occurs via hydrolytic enzymes located on erythrocytes, and leads to an onset of action within 1—2 hours post-dose, and duration of up to 13 hours.
It is unique among stimulants as it is a prodrug, and has been found to be safe and well-tolerated medication in children older than 6 years, adolescents and adults. It has a smooth onset of action, exerts its action up to 13 hours and may have less rebound symptoms. LDX has proven to be effective in the treatment of ADHD in placebo controlled trials, and improved performance in simulated academic and work environments have been noticed.
Basingstoke, U. VYVANSE formulary coverage has been positive; the top six managed care plans now cover the product in a preferred formulary position, and as of June 30,Shire has executed agreements with nine of the top 11 managed care organizations. The disorder is estimated to affect 4.
You should take Vyvanse once a day in the morning exactly as the doctor tells you to take it. Vyvanse can be taken with or without food. What if you could pay less for your monthly Vyvanse prescription?
Vyvanse is a stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD. Vyvanse was approved by the U. Food and Drug Administration in July
What is Vyvanse lisdexamfetamine? Vyvanse is a brand name prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD in children and adults, and binge eating disorder in adults. Vyvanse is a stimulant that affects the parts of the brain and central nervous system that control hyperactivity and impulses.
Scientists aren't sure exactly how the drug works, but it does stimulate the part of the the nervous system involved in the "flight-or-fight" response. Shire Pharmaceuticals manufactures the drug. Despite the fact that the DEA considers all CNS stimulants with a potential risk of abuse, Vyvanse is less likely than other similar drugs to be abused.
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