A Habit Forming Drug-vyvanse

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This medication is known to be one of the drugs of abuse and it can be habit forming. Abusing Vyvanse can cause serious side effects on the heart or death.

A Habit Forming Drug-vyvanse

Abusing Vyvanse can cause serious side effects on the heart or death.

Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant medication that is used for treating attention hyperactivity disorder in children 6 years of age and older and adults. This medication should only be used in a total treatment program that includes social, psychological and educational therapy. Vyvanse can also be used to treat other disorders. This medication can only be obtained in prescription form from a doctor. A child that is younger than six years old should not take Vyvanse unless it is prescribed by a physician. Vyvanse is known to slow the growth of children in long-tern use. It should only be taken as prescribed. People who suffer from thyroid disorders, heart disease, hardening of the arteries or drug or alcohol abuse should avoid taking Vyvanse. This medication should not be taken in the evening because it can cause insomnia. If you have been prescribed Vyvanse, then you should see your doctor regularly.

This medication is known to be one of the drugs of abuse and it can be habit forming. Abusing Vyvanse can cause serious side effects on the heart or death. An overdose of this medication can be fatal. Symptoms of an overdose on Vyvanse include dark colored urine, restlessness, rapid breathing, confusion, muscle twitches, panic, fever, flu symptoms, muscle pain, muscle weakness, aggressiveness, fatigue and depression. If you experience symptoms of an overdose from taking Vyvanse then you should go to the nearest emergency medical facility. You should take caution when driving or performing activities that require you to be alert while taking this medication because it can impair thinking and reaction time.

If you drink fruit juice, take vitamin C or consume products that contain citric acid, then be sure not to while taking Vyvanse because it can cause your body to absorb less of the medication. This medication should never be shared with other people. Vyvanse is in the class of amphetamines. There are some medications that should not be taken together with Vyvanse and they are Tenex, Intuniv, blood pressure medications, vitamin C, diuretics, antidepressants, acid reducers, pain medications, cold and allergy medications. Vyvanse works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain. Vyvanse is used to improve attention span and disruptive or aggressive behaviors.

When you fill your prescription for Vyvanse, it is important the you read the complete medication guide that comes with the medication. If your child takes Vyvanse, then you should monitor the child closely because it is a very powerful medication. If you or someone you know suffers from ADHD, then Vyvanse along with the proper therapy or counseling, healthy diet and exercise can greatly improve the person’s disorder. Your healthcare professional will determine the best treatment for your child with ADHD. Vyvanse shoul be stored safely away from children or locked where they cannot reach it. You doctor or pharmacist can give helpful information on Vyvanse. Vyvanse can interfere with certain blood tests. Be sure to tell the lab technician that you are taking Vyvanse before blood tests are performed.


Adhd, Aggressive, Amphetamines, Antidepressants, Behaviors, Central Nervous System, Disruptive, Physician, Stimulant, Vyvanse

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