Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. The following have been reported with use of stimulant medicines.
1. Heart-related problems:
- Sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects.
- Stroke and heart attack in adults.
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems.
Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before starting Vyvanse.
Your doctor should check you or your child's blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with Vyvanse.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Vyvanse.
2. Mental (psychiatric) problems:
- New or worse behavior and thought problems.
- New or worse bipolar illness.
- New or worse aggressive behavior or hostility.
Children and teenagers
- New psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms.
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while taking Vyvanse, especially seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not real, or are suspicious.
Vyvanse may affect your or your child's ability to drive or do other dangerous activities.
Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.