Shire Pharmaceuticals has announced that its new ADD ADHD Medication, Vyvanse is now available in pharmacies across the US.
Vyvanse, also known as lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is the newest addition of medications available to treat the common Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or Attention Deficit Disorder).
Vyvanse is a ‘pro-drug’, which means that it is inactive unless it is swallowed, and it goes through metabolism in the liver. This means that vyvanse cannot be abused, and there is no addiction with Vyvanse.
Vyvanse is similar in action to Adderall, and works for up to 12 hours. The capsule can be opened and sprinkled for children who cannot swallow pills.
Currently, vyvanse is approved for children aged 6-12 with ADD or ADHD. Shire has also applied to the FDA for approval for use in adults with ADD or ADHD.
Is Vyvanse right for you or your child?
The best thing to do is to speak to your doctor – because it is available now across the US.
In my ADD/ADHD Membership site, I taught an in depth lesson of how Vyvanse works in the body. To learn more, visit: ADHD M.O.R.E. (Member’s Online Resources and Education).