Is It Safe To Take Vyvanse?

Question

Asked by hanna

Is It Safe To Take Vyvanse?

I am a 15 year old female taking 40g of vyvanse, I have been on Vyvanse for almost a year now. I'm very scared and worried that Vyvanse is not safe. If I continue to take it, will it make me die young? Will it cause heart problems when I'm in my 40's, 50's or 60's? Is it safe to stop taking it? Does it have any long-term affects on my health? Thank you.

Answer

Emily

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.

ADHD medications have been extensively studied and the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) considers them to be safe to take.

Because they are stimulants, some people taking the medication can experience an increase in blood pressure or heart problems. It is thought that those that develop heart issues may have had underlying heart conditions that were not previously diagnosed.

The best way to be sure you don't have any problems in the future would be to have your doctor monitor your blood pressure and heart rate on a regular basis. This may be every 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on what your doctor feels is best.

You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. He or she would be best able to explain the risks associated with the medications vs the benefits.

For more information

ADHD and Cardiovascular Risk

Eileen

Answered by Eileen Bailey