Vyvanse is a drug that is commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which is also known as ADHD. This drug is used both in the adults and the children who are at least 6 years old and above. It forms a total treatment package that could include social, educational and psychological aspects. Basically, the function of this drug is to stimulate the central nervous system. It plays an effect on the chemicals in the brain which contribute to hyperactivity which is the main problem with patients as far as ADHD is concerned. Though it is mainly used for the treatment and management of ADHD, there are other uses of the products also which may not be available in the medication guide. Today, we will be spending some time over the next few lines trying to understand something more with regard to vyvanse dosage.
As far as vyvanse dosage is concerned, the starting dosage for most people is around 30mg once a day usually in the morning, and you will get vyvanse high if taking too much dosing. However, if there is a need the dosage it can be increased and go up to around 70 mg per day. But, this increased dosage must be brought down or tapered down once the main symptoms of ADHD subside. Even 70 mg dosage is also given only once a day in the morning. The drug comes in the form of a capsule. It can be taken with the food or without food, though it is advisable to take the drug after some light food. Though the above is a general idea about vyvanse dosage, it could differ from person to person and the doctor is the best person to tell more about the exact dosage. He does so after thoroughly examining the patient and finding out at which of ADHD the patient is. He also takes into account other factors such as the other ADHD drugs that may have been used on the patient. He would also consider the patients’ current medical condition and also the current medications that the patient is now on. This is important because the dosage of vyvanse and the resultant side effects have a close link to the three factors that have been mentioned above.
There are some people who think it fit to adjust their vyvanse dosage on their own which is a wrong and risky thing to do. You should change the dosage of this drug only when your healthcare provider asks you to do. Let us now over the next few lines look at the various vyvanse dosage patterns depending on the age and other factors. The standard recommended dosage of Vyvanse for the treatment of ADHD in adults, children above six years and below 12 years is 30 mg once daily in the morning. Depending on the symptoms, this dosage could be increased or decreased but as mentioned above, it has to be done only by your doctor or healthcare providers. In extreme cases, the dosage could be scaled up to a maximum of 70 mg single dosage per day. It is not advisable to give this drug to the children below the age of 6 and furthermore; the effects of this drug have not been thoroughly studied on adolescents and therefore it should be given with care as far as adolescents are concerned. Children may create problem as far as taking the exact vyvanse dosage is concerned. In such situations, it would be advisable to give this drug dissolved in a glass of water. Even some adults find it difficult to follow the daily dosage because of the taste of the medicine. For such patients, it would be advisable to give the vyvanse dosage mixed in the food that they eat on the daily basis.
As mentioned above, if there is something doubtful or if the patient is not sure about any matter pertaining to vyvanse dosage the best thing would be to talk it over with the patient’s doctor or healthcare provider. There are some people who discontinue or lower the vyvanse dosage without consulting the doctor. This is a wrong thing to be done because it could be fraught with risk and danger. Such drugs for the central nervous system should be tapered off and should not be suddenly discontinued without the doctors’ advice.