IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Vyvanse Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sympathomimetic amines (e.g., dextroamphetamine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
- certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., severe agitation, psychosis)
- heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathy)
- history of heart attack/stroke
- problems with heart structure (e.g., valve problems)
- moderate or severe high blood pressure (hypertension)
- overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- a certain eye problem (glaucoma)
- personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
- family history of sudden death or irregular heartbeat
- family/personal history of mental/mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic disorder, suicidal thoughts)
- personal or family history of uncontrolled movements or outbursts of words/sounds (e.g., due to Tourette's syndrome)
- mild high blood pressure (hypertension)
- liver disease
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.
Caution is advised when using this drug in children because it may affect weight, growth rate, and height. The doctor may recommend temporarily stopping the medication from time to time to reduce this risk. Monitor your child's weight and height. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who are dependent on this medication may be born too soon (premature) and have low birth weight. They may also have withdrawal symptoms. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice possible mood changes, agitation, or unusual tiredness in your newborn.
This medication passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Vyvanse Oral Side Effects
Nausea, vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth, headache, nervousness, dizziness, trouble sleeping, sweating, weight loss, irritability, or restlessness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised August 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.