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Vyvanse Dosing

Vyvanse is used in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is prescribed in varying doses in children and in adults. Here we shall take a look at Vyvanse dosing in a bit more detail.

Drug dose

Vyvanse is prescribed as a starting dose of 30mg in patients who are over 6 years of age. Depending on the response of the patient, the dose may need to be increased by 10 to 20 mg until the maximum dose of 70 mg is reached. This increment is often done weekly.

Taking the drug

Vyvanse is available as capsules, which can be consumed whole or by emptying the capsule in water. Once dissolved fully, the solution must be consumed immediately.

Cautions regarding dosing

It is strongly recommended to take any medicines only after seeing a doctor. With regards to Vyvanse, patients with evidence of heart disease or with a strong family history may not be suited for the drug. In addition, while rather difficult to do, patients with a potential to abuse the drug must be closely monitored so that they do not abuse or accidentally overdose on the drug.

Patients who are on medication for any other illnesses must use Vyvanse with caution. For example, vitamin C tablets can interfere with Vyvanse. It is unclear if Vyvanse can affect the baby in pregnant women, but it can cause low birth weight and premature delivery, so is ideally avoided.

Overdose. It is possible for Vyvanse to be accidentally overdosed in patients. Symptoms can vary and patients require urgent treatment. Read more.

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