Vyvanse Dosage | 10 mg to 70 mg

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS


Vyvanse can be prescribed in dosage strengths between 10 mg and 70 mg daily. Taking the recommended dose of Vyvanse prescribed by your Ohio doctor can help the drug work as intended.

Legal Vyvanse use in Ohio may include taking between 10 mg to 70 mg of Vyvanse per day. Your doctor may prescribe your recommended dose in chewable tablets or capsules. If you are taking more than 70 mg of Vyvanse per day, you may be abusing Vyvanse.

Vyvanse is a prescription drug that can treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and moderate to severe binge eating disorders in adults.

Vyvanse and its main active ingredient, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, are Schedule II controlled substances with a high potential for drug abuse. Following your doctor’s directions can help you avoid the serious side effects of Vyvanse.

Daily Doses Of Vyvanse

A recommended dose of Vyvanse from your Ohio doctor may be between 10 mg to 70 mg of Vyvanse per day. The recommended starting dose of Vyvanse is likely 30 mg per day. Your doctor may not prescribe higher than a maximum dose of 70 mg per day.

If you’re showing severe binge eating or ADHD symptoms, your dose may gradually increase. 

If your doctor recommends you stop taking Vyvanse, your daily dose may gradually decrease instead of quitting all at once. Gradual titration off of Vyvanse can reduce your risk of withdrawal symptoms.

Factors That Affect Vyvanse Dosing Schedules

Taking Vyvanse for the treatment of ADHD or binge eating disorder may cause side effects. You may be asked to report any of the following side effects when taking Vyvanse:

  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • impairment
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • psychosis

Vyvanse can cause drug interactions with SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, including an increased risk of serotonin syndrome. Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants may not be recommended for Vyvanse use, due to the risk of a life-threatening spike in body temperature.

Patients with a family history of circulation problems, or serious heart problems, should not take Vyvanse. Talking to your doctor about your existing medical conditions and history of drug use can help you find out if Vyvanse is right for you.

Formulations Of Vyvanse

Vyvanse is only available in extended-release formulations. This may be different from other ADHD medications such as Adderall, which are available in immediate-release and extended-release formulations.

Vyvanse can come in chewable tablets or capsules. Vyvanse chewable tablets can be chewed completely before swallowing. If swallowing Vyvanse capsules whole is too difficult, the capsules can be mixed into orange juice, yogurt, or water.

Dosage forms may vary depending on the formulation prescribed. Vyvanse can be prescribed by your Ohio doctor in the following forms:

  • Chewable tablets: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg
  • Vyvanse capsules: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg, 70 mg

CNS Stimulant Medication Abuse Potential

Strict dosage instructions for amphetamines may be done to reduce your risk of drug abuse. If you’re not following your doctor’s instructions when taking Vyvanse, or you take Vyvanse without a prescription, you may be abusing the drug.

Vyvanse abuse increases your risk of serious side effects, such as cardiovascular failure and even sudden death. 

If you or a loved one are abusing Vyvanse, it can be difficult to quit due to the risk of withdrawal symptoms. Professional addiction treatment programs can increase your chances of quitting successfully.

For information on our inpatient amphetamine addiction treatment options, please contact us today.

  1. Food and Drug Administration https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/208510lbl.pdf
  2. Pharmacy and Therapeutics https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2873712/
  3. Vyvanse https://www.vyvanse.com/

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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