V P. V
Create your FREE profile now!

Join the discussion with physicians and researchers around the globe - sign up for your free Cureus account today.


👉 Get Up to 20% Off Apply Code "SAVE10"

Vyvanse, a prescription medication containing lisdexamfetamine, is primarily used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults. Unlike immediate-release stimulants, Vyvanse is a long-acting stimulant that works by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, specifically dopamine and norepinephrine, which play key roles in regulating attention, behavior, and impulse control. Its extended-release formula provides sustained symptom relief throughout the day, offering consistent efficacy and minimizing the need for multiple doses.

Vyvanse is considered a first-line treatment for ADHD due to its efficacy, safety profile, and lower potential for abuse compared to other stimulant medications. However, like all medications, it may cause side effects such as insomnia, decreased appetite, and dry mouth. It is essential to use Vyvanse as prescribed by a healthcare professional and to regularly monitor its effects for optimal management of ADHD or BED symptoms.