INDICATION AND LIMITATION OF USE

Vyvanse is indicated for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients ages 6 and above. Vyvanse is not indicated or recommended for weight loss. Use of other sympathomimetic drugs for weight loss has been associated with serious cardiovascular adverse events. The safety and effectiveness of Vyvanse for the treatment of obesity have not been established.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

  • CNS stimulants (amphetamines and methylphenidate-containing products), including Vyvanse, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.
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Vyvanse is indicated for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients ages 6 and above. Vyvanse is not indicated or recommended for weight loss. Use of other sympathomimetic drugs for weight loss has been associated with serious cardiovascular adverse events. The safety and effectiveness of Vyvanse for the treatment of obesity have not been established.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION    This site is intended for US healthcare professionals only.

WARNING: ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

  • | CNS stimulants (amphetamines and methylphenidate-containing products), including Vyvanse, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.
Full Safety Information Below

ADHD Symptoms and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD in Children and Adolescents

ADHD is characterized as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.1

DSM-5® divides ADHD symptoms into 3 categories of predominantly inattentive presentation, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive presentation, and combined presentation.1

To be diagnosed with ADHD, individuals must meet the following criteria adapted from the DSM-5®:

  • 6 or more symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity must have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is inconsistent with developmental level and that negatively impacts directly on social and academic/occupational activities. For older adolescents and adults (age 17 and older), at least 5 symptoms are required.1

ADHD Symptoms of Inattention*1

  • Makes careless mistakes/lacks attention to detail
  • Lacks sustained attention
  • Poor listener
  • Fails to follow through on tasks and instructions
  • Poor organization
  • Avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Loses things necessary for tasks/activities
  • Easily distracted (including unrelated thoughts)
  • Forgetful in daily activities

ADHD Symptoms of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity*1

  • Fidgets with or taps hands or feet, squirms in seat
  • Leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected
  • Excessive running/climbing or feelings of restlessness
  • Difficulty with quiet leisure activities
  • Is “on-the-go” acting as if “driven by a motor”
  • Excessive talking
  • Blurts out answers
  • Difficulty waiting turn
  • Interrupts or intrudes on others
  • *Symptoms must occur often.

  • Several symptoms must be present in 2 or more settings.¹

Here are a few examples of how ADHD may affect children and adolescents at home, at school, and in social settings*:

At Home¹

  • Is forgetful in doing chores
  • Has difficulty maintaining focus during lengthy reading tasks for homework
  • Has difficulty keeping materials and/or belongings in order

At School¹

  • Does not follow through on instructions and fails to complete assignments
  • Overlooks or misses details in homework or schoolwork
  • Interrupts classmates or intrudes upon what others are doing

In Social Settings¹

  • Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention during play activities
  • *Symptoms must occur often.

These are not the complete diagnostic criteria.

NOTE: Diagnosis should be based on a complete history and evaluation of the patient.

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