Brand Name: Vyvanse Generic Name: lisdexamfetamine dimesylate Usage: Vyvanse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children six years old to twelve years old. This medication has not been tested in children under the age of six and should not be given to children five and under. Vyvanse is a short acting medication Normally, the first dose of Vyvanse is taken first thing in the morning. Additional doses can be taken four to six hours later. It can be taken with or without food. It is available in the following strengths: 30 mg 50 mg 70 mg Physicians will often start patients on lower doses and increase as needed. This helps to find the lowest possible dose to improve symptoms. Vyvanse is taken once a day, usually first thing in the morning. Afternoon doses should be avoided because of the increased risk of insomnia. It can be taken with or without food. Thi...
Dear Dr. Motola,
If you have had prostate surgery and need salvage radiation, but elect to take injections instead, how long will the lupron injections work?
Lupron is a drug that inhibits the production of gonadotropins (LH and FSH), resulting in the reduction of testosterone to castration levels. It is mainly intended for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer however other uses in the management of this disease are also utilized widely. This decrease in testosterone helps control the prostate cancer, however when treated with Lupron this only causes prostate cancer cells to stop growing or possibly grow at a slower rate.
Prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate is not curable. I am not certain whether you are undergoing radiation immediately after surgery for positive margins, or if this represents salvage that is being done years after the original operation. Unfortunately, Lupron does not work forever as the cancer cells will change ...
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