Posted from: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 05:21 PM - Present

Vyvanse Approved for Binge Eating Disorder

The U.S. FDA provide approval for the expanded indication for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults. Vyvanse, manufactured by Shire, is the first drug approved for BED, which results in patients overeating when not feeling hungry and often eating to the point of being uncomfortably full. The FDA’s approval of Vyvanse for BED was based on two clinical trials that showed that Vyvanse decreased the number of binge days per week compared to a placebo. Vyvanse, a central nervous system stimulant, is already approved as a maintenance treatment in adults and children six years of age and older with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The recommended dose for BED should be titrated up to 50mg to 70mg per day. The recommended dose for ADHD should be titrated up to 30mg to 70mg per day. Vyvanse is supplied as 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, 60mg and 70mg capsules.

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