Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Capsules

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Capsules

GeneralInformation

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate isindicated for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).This is used as part of a total treatment plan including social, psychological,and other treatments. Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate may help increase the abilityto stay focused, pay attention, and stop fidgeting. This medication may also beused to treat binge eating disorder (BED). This may help to lessen the numberof binge eating days.

Howdoes Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate work?

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate worksby affecting some of the natural chemicals that are found in the brain. It increases the activity ofchemicals called noradrenaline and dopamine in areas of the brain that play apart in controlling attention and behavior. These areas seem to be underactivein children with ADHD. Increasing the activity of these chemicals improves thefunction of these underactive parts of the brain. This medication workseffectively to help some children learn to control their behavior.

Whyuse Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate?

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is atype of medicine called stimulants. This restores the balance of certainnatural chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. This also lessensrestlessness in children and adults who are overactive or hyperactive. Thismedication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is supplied as capsules for oral use. Each capsuleis available in the strengths of:

  • 10 mg
  • 20 mg
  • 30 mg
  • 40 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 60 mg
  • 70 mg

Howto use Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate?

This medication is taken usuallyonce a day in the morning. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Donot take this medication in the afternoon or evening. It may cause you to havetrouble sleeping. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, andresponse.

It is important that you takethis medication exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more or less than itis given by your doctor. Swallow the capsule as a whole with a full glass ofwater. Do not chew or break it.

Whatare the side effects of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate?

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems
  • Nausea
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision

Warningsand Precautions

  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor ifyou have any medical history or current medications. Tell also if you have anyallergies.
  • If there are any allergic reactions occur, callfor medical help right away.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant orbreastfeeding women.
  • This may not be recommended if you have liver orkidney disease.
  • Keep this drug far from heat and moisture.