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What is Vyvanse and when is it used?

Vyvanse is a medication that belongs to the group of so-called CNS stimulants, which is a short term for cetral nervous system stimulants. The condition which can be treated rather successfully by this medication is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it is imporant to mention that it can be used in the cases of children as well as in adults, though the children from 6 to 12 only are treated with Vyvanse. Having in mind the seriousness of the cases in which this medication is usually used, and the fact that it works by affecting particular brain chemicals changing them in a way which results in calming, it is clear that it cannnot be used or even bought without the doctor’s prescription. However, in order for Vyvanse to work properly, it is necessary to take it exacty as prescribed, and it generally requires taking one capsule per day, usuallly in the morning.

Side effects of Vyvanse and how to prevent them

Generally, Vyvanse does not cause serious side effects, and it is rather well tolerated by children, as well as by adults. However, even if some adverse effects occur, they are usually only temporary, and they either go away on their own, or they are easily treated. It is only necessary to prescribe the right dosage, which will depend on other conditions that the patient may or may not have, and other medications that the patinet may or may not be taking. And if, along with this, the medication is used exactly as prescribed, the chances for the occurrence of some unwanted symptoms of Vyvanse will be minimized.

However, if they appear, most frequently the patient will experience side effects such as decreased appetite, insomnia, pain in the stomach, headaches and irritability. Statistically speaking, less than 10 % of the cases will experience symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrrhea, tremor, dizziness, and changes of the mood, but these are all milder symptoms and they tend to go away on their own. Still, some of the signs that should not be neglected or ignored are pain or tightness in the chest area, shortness of breath, palpitations, changes in the behavior, hallucinations, depression or even suicidal thoughts. All of these symptoms require medical help, because they will not just go away on their own after some time. The fact is that benefits of this medication are much more significant than the unwanted symptoms, which is a reason more to disregard the possible side effects.

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