Can Vyvanse Be Taken In Smaller Doses Two Times A Day?

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Can Vyvanse Be Taken In Smaller Doses Two Times A Day?

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Hi there!

This is definitely a question you want to ask your doctor to ensure your safety in taking this medication. You should take it only as prescribed.

Here is the official Vyvanse site pdf with information on dosage and they say:

"DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage should be individualized according to the therapeutic needs and response

of the patient. Vyvanse should be administered at the lowest effective dosage.

In children 6 to 12 years of age or adults who are either starting treatment for the first

time or switching from another medication, 30 mg once daily in the morning is the

recommended dose. If the decision is made in the judgment of the clinician to

increase the dose beyond 30 mg/day, daily dosage may be adjusted in increments of

10 mg or 20 mg at approximately weekly intervals. The maximum recommended

dose is 70 mg/day; doses greater than 70 mg/day of Vyvanse have not been studied.

Amphetamines are not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Vyvanse has

not been studied in children under 6 years of age or over 12 years of age.

Vyvanse should be taken in the morning. Afternoon doses should be avoided

because of the potential for insomnia.

Vyvanse may be taken with or without food.

Vyvanse capsules may be taken whole, or the capsule may be opened and the entire

contents dissolved in a glass of water. The solution should be consumed immediately

and should not be stored. The dose of a single capsule should not be divided. The

contents of the entire capsule should be taken, and patients should not take anything

less than one capsule per day.

Where possible, drug administration should be interrupted occasionally to determine if

there is a recurrence of behavioral symptoms sufficient to require continued treatment"

I hope this helps some and please do contact your doctor on this to be safe.

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