Vyvanse, the brand-name form of lisdexamfetamine, is a prescription medication used for the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. It is also approved for the treatment of moderate to severe Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) in adults. Vyvanse belongs to a group of drugs called central nervous system stimulant medications. These help increase attention, decrease impulsiveness, and decrease hyperactivity in people with ADHD by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.
This medication comes in capsule form and is taken once daily, in the morning, with or without food.
Common side effects of Vyvanse include decreased appetite, dizziness, irritability, feeling jittery, anxiety, and nausea.