Given is generally used in the treatment of ADHD, or more precisely, in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children as well as in adults Vyvanse is a medicine which should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription. Containing a stimulant as one of the ingredients, its function is by affecting the chemicals in the brain and changing them in a way which results in calmness, an effect totally untypical of stimulants. It is important to take it exactly as doctor suggests, following the instructions and the schedule usually once a day because that way it will be beneficial and its positive effect on the disorder will be seen. If a person stops taking about it, it will not work which also happens if a dose is skipped or altered by a patient.
Adults with any kind of a heart problem, kidney and liver conditions, glaucoma, hypertension, thyroid disorder, mental illness, or even depression, should notify their doctor before he prescribes the medicine, because in some cases it might not be safe to use Vyvanse, while in others a simple adjustment of the dose will be enough for the safe consumption. The same applies to those who used to have problems with alcoholism, and for women who are lactating or are pregnant. If a patient is already using some other medicines such as sleeping pills, antacids, lithium, chlorpromazine, or antidepressants, for example, as well as vitamins, herbal supplements or minerals, the doctor should know about it, since there is a danger of interaction if these are taken along with Vyvanse. This interaction may lead to the increased risk of the side effects, or simply decrease the effect of both medicines.
Speaking of the side effects of Vyvanse in adults, the most widespread ones include insomnia, pain in the stomach, headache, dry mouth and loss of appetite, while significantly rarer are vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of weight, changes of the mood, dizziness and sweating. In most of the cases, none of these symptoms requires some drastic measures like immediate medical help or quitting the intake of the medicine. But, on the other side, some of the symptoms which may have serious consequences and thus should be reported to the doctor as soon as possible are depression and suicidal thoughts, unusual changes in the behavior, aggression, hallucinations, breathlessness or shortness of breath, pain in the chest, and heart palpitations. Signs of the allergic reaction, which may happen to everyone, should also not be ignored.