GENERIC NAME: lisdexamfetamine
BRAND NAME: Vyvanse
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PRESCRIBED FOR: Lisdexamfetamine is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of lisdexamfetamine include:
- upper abdominal pain,
- dry mouth,
- weight loss,
- trouble sleeping,
- decreased appetite, and
Other important side effects of Lisdexamfetamine include:
- blurred vision,
- growth retardation in children, and
- seizures in patients with a history of seizures.
Increased blood pressure, sudden death in patients with heart problems, strokes, and heart attacks have been associated with lisdexamfetamine. Patients may experience new or worsening of psychiatric symptoms (for example, manic episodes, hearing voices, hallucinations) or worsening of aggressive behavior or hostility.
Lisdexamfetamine like other amphetamines may be abused. Amphetamines have been associated with tolerance, psychological dependence, and social disability. Stopping amphetamines suddenly may cause a withdrawal syndrome that includes extreme fatigue and mental depression. Therefore, there use should be discontinued by slowly reducing the dose.
Priapism defined as painful and nonpainful penile erection lasting more than 4 hours, have been reported in pediatric and adult patients treated with stimulants. The erection usually resolves when the drug is stopped. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of suspected priapism.
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