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Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse, and administration for prolonged periods of time may lead to drug dependence and must be avoided. Misuse of amphetamines may cause sudden death and serious cardiovascular adverse events .
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Therapeutic Class: CNS Stimulant
Chemical Class: Lisdexamfetamine
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children 6 to 12 years of age and in adults .
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate increases attention and decreases restlessness in children and adults who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted and impulsive. lisdexamfetamine dimesylate is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment .
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate is available only with your doctor's prescription .
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to lisdexamfetamine dimesylate or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in children 6 to 12 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established inchildren younger than 6 years of age and in teenagers .
Adequate and well-controlled studies have not been done in the geriatric population .
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There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Using lisdexamfetamine dimesylate with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Using lisdexamfetamine dimesylate with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may be habit-forming. If you or your child feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions .
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions. Ask your pharmacist for the Medication Guide if you do not have one .
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may be taken with or without food .
It is best to take lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in the morning. Taking lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in the afternoon or evening could make it harder for you to fall asleep .
The capsule should be swallowed whole, and not crushed, divided, or chewed. If you or your child are not able to swallow the capsule whole, carefully open the capsule and pour the medicine into a glass of water. Stir this mixture well and swallow it right away. The drug mixture can not be stored for future use .
The dose of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
If you miss a dose of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits and make sure that your dose is right and that the medicine is helping you. Your doctor will need to check your blood, heart, and blood pressure for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by lisdexamfetamine dimesylate .
You should not use lisdexamfetamine dimesylate if you have used a drug for depression called an MAO inhibitor (MAOI), such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®, in the past 14 days .
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take or plan to take, including prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, or medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, and sinus problems .
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may cause blurred vision or make you drowsy or dizzy. If any of these occur, do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert or not able to see well .
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may cause serious heart or blood vessel problems. This may be more likely in patients who have a family history of heart disease. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking lisdexamfetamine dimesylate .
Tell your doctor right away if you or your family notices any unusual changes in behavior, such as an increase in aggression, hostility, agitation, irritability, or suicidal thinking or behaviors. Also tell your doctor if you have hallucinations or any unusual thoughts, especially if they are new or getting worse quickly.
lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may cause slow growth. If your child is using lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, the doctor will need to keep track of your child's height and weight to make sure that your child is growing properly .
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:Less common
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:Symptoms of overdose
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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