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  • 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

Vyvanse is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) in adults. 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.

Binge Eating Disorder in Adults Resource Center

Use these educational resources to learn about Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) in adults and the diagnostic criteria.

Educational downloads

  • Adult Binge Eating Disorder Patient Screener

    Use this B.E.D. screener to help you begin the evaluation process with adult patients that may have Binge Eating Disorder.

  • Discussion Guide for Adult Patients with Binge Eating Disorder

    Use this guide to help you begin a dialogue about B.E.D. with adult patients.


Additional resources

  • B.E.D.Pro Resource™

    Stay up to date on the latest news and information about B.E.D. in adults.


Educational videos

  • How does the prevalence of B.E.D. in adults compare to that of other eating disorders?

    Learn how the prevalence of B.E.D. compares to the prevalence of other eating disorders in adults.


  • To make a diagnosis of B.E.D. in adult patients, what are the essential features?

    Get information about the essential features for a diagnosis of B.E.D. in adult patients.


  • How does the prevalence of B.E.D. in US adults compare among different races/ethnicities?

    See how the prevalence of B.E.D. compares among races and ethnicities in adults.


  • How is B.E.D. in adults distinct from overeating and obesity?

    See the ways that B.E.D. in adults is distinct from overeating and obesity.


  • How is B.E.D. distinct from bulimia nervosa in adults?

    See the ways that B.E.D. is distinct from bulimia nervosa in adults.


  • What is the age of onset for B.E.D. in adults?

    Get information about the age of onset for B.E.D. in adults.


  • Is there a relationship between obesity and B.E.D. in adults?

    Learn about the relationship between obesity and B.E.D. in adults.


  • How can clinicians start the conversation with adults in their practice about Binge Eating Disorder?

    See how you can begin an effective conversation with your adult patients about B.E.D.


You can either give your adult patients these educational materials, or you can use them when speaking with your adult patients to help facilitate an informed and meaningful conversation.

Educational downloads

  • Proper Use of Prescription Stimulants Brochure

    Help your adult patients understand the proper use of stimulant medications.


Shire Resources

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    Shire Cares is dedicated to assisting patients with limited financial resources.

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