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- What brand names are available for lisdexamfetamine?
- Is lisdexamfetamine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for lisdexamfetamine?
- What are the uses for lisdexamfetamine?
- What are the side effects of lisdexamfetamine?
- What is the dosage for lisdexamfetamine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with lisdexamfetamine?
- Is lisdexamfetamine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about lisdexamfetamine?
What is the dosage for lisdexamfetamine?
- The recommended starting dose of Vyvanse for treating ADHD in adults is 30 mg and for pediatric patients ages (6-12) it is 20 to 30 mg once daily in the morning. Doses may be increased by 10-20 mg/day at weekly intervals. The maximum dose is 70 mg daily.
- The recommended dose for treating binge eating in adult is 50 to 70 mg daily. The starting dose is 30 mg/day and the dose is gradually increased by 20 mg at weekly intervals to reach the recommended daily dose.
Which drugs or supplements interact with lisdexamfetamine?
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs) antidepressants such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl) and procarbazine (Matulane), slow the elimination of amphetamines in the body. This increases the concentration of amphetamines and their effect. This can cause serious elevations in blood pressure (hypertensive crisis) with headaches, other signs of hypertensive crisis, and even fatal reactions. Vyvanse should not be administered until 14 days after MAOIs have been discontinued in order to allow the effects of the MAOIs to dissipate.
- Amphetamines increase the effect of norepinephrine. Combining both drugs may lead to serious cardiovascular toxicity.
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