Exploring The Dangers Of Vyvanse And Alcohol

Are you currently taking Vyvanse or considering taking it in the near future? If so, there are some important things that you need to know about this medication. Vyvanse is given to individuals that are age six or older to treat ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). The reason it works so well for this condition is because it is a central nervous system stimulant. The medication interacts with neurotransmitters that contribute to impulse control and hyperactivity.

It should also be noted that the medication could be given to adults to treat a wide variety of eating disorders. The medicine was not designed for weight loss and there have not been any studies supporting claims that the medication can safely aid in combating obesity. Vyvanse is also considered to be federally controlled substance, because it is possible that for it to be abused and lead to dependency. This is why it is imperative that the medication only be taken as prescribed by a licensed medical professional.

Who Should Not Take Vyvanse

While Vyvanse is a pretty safe medication as long as it is taken properly, there are some people that can react to the medication differently. Keep in mind that everybody reacts differently to different medications. With this being said, Vyvanse maynot be safe for everyone. To start off, Vyvanse should never be taken in conjunction with alcohol or other stimulants. Alcohol is dangerous enough alone, but when combined with Vyvanse, it can heighten the cardiovascular side effects, which could potentially compromise your well-being.

You should also stay away from Vyvanse, if you take a routine MAO inhibitor. Your physician may want you to wait 14 days after your last MAO inhibitor dose, before starting Vyvanse. If you take these two medications together, it is possible that a dangerous drug interaction could occur, putting you in a life threatening situation.

How To Properly Take Vyvanse

A person should only take Vyvanse, if it is prescribed to them by a licensed medical professional. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions on the side of the label or the instructions provided by the prescribing physician or pharmacist. Never take the medication in larger quantities or for a longer than recommended.

Vyvanse should be taken orally in the morning, with or without food. Never crush, chew, snort, or inject the medication, because it can increase the risk of addiction. If you have difficulty swallowing pills, you can pop open the capsule and pour the contents into juice or yogurt, before consuming.

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David Warren
David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.