Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Capsules

General Information

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is indicated 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 ability to stay focused, pay attention, and stop fidgeting. This medication may also be used to treat binge eating disorder (BED). This may help to lessen the number of binge eating days.

How does Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate work?

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate works by affecting some of the natural chemicals that are found in the brain. It increases the activity of chemicals called noradrenaline and dopamine in areas of the brain that play a part in controlling attention and behavior. These areas seem to be underactive in children with ADHD. Increasing the activity of these chemicals improves the function of these underactive parts of the brain. This medication works effectively to help some children learn to control their behavior.

Why use Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate?

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is a type of medicine called stimulants. This restores the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. This also lessens restlessness in children and adults who are overactive or hyperactive. This medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is supplied as capsules for oral use. Each capsule is available in the strengths of:

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

How to use Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate?

This medication is taken usually once a day in the morning. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Do not take this medication in the afternoon or evening. It may cause you to have trouble sleeping. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response.

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

What are 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

Warnings and Precautions

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