This medicine is used to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED). It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children 6 years of age and older.

This drug has a high potential for abuse and dependence. Use only as prescribed and do not share with others especially to people who have history of drug abuse.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur.

Less common

  • Uncontrolled Vocal Outbursts or Tics (Uncontrolled Repeated Body Movements)

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, Peeling, or Loosening of the Skin
  • Chest Discomfort or Pain
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty with Breathing
  • Difficulty with Swallowing
  • Discouragement
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Fast, Irregular, Pounding, or Racing Heartbeat or Pulse
  • Feeling Sad or Empty
  • Hives or Welts, Itching, or Skin Rash
  • Irritability
  • Joint or Muscle Pain
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Large, Hive-Like Swelling on the Face, Eyelids, Lips, Tongue, Throat, Hands, Legs, Feet, or Sex Organs
  • Loss of Interest or Pleasure
  • Puffiness or Swelling of the Eyelids or Around the Eyes, Face, Lips, or Tongue
  • Red Skin Lesions, often with a Purple Center
  • Red, Irritated Eyes
  • Redness of the Skin
  • Sore Throat
  • Sores, Ulcers, or White Spots in the Mouth or on the Lips
  • Swelling of the Feet or Lower Legs
  • Tightness in the Chest
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Twitching, Twisting, or Uncontrolled Repetitive Movements of the Tongue, Lips, Face, Arms, or Legs
  • Unusual Tiredness or Weakness


This medicine may cause blurred vision drowsiness or dizziness. If any of these occur, do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.



Using Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Furazolidone
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Methylene Blue
  • Moclobemide
  • Phenelzine
  • Procarbazine
  • Rasagiline
  • Safinamide
  • Selegiline
  • Sibutramine
  • Tranylcypromine

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Abdominal or Stomach Cramps
  • Blurred Vision
  • Change in Consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Dark-Colored Urine
  • Dizziness, Faintness, or Lightheadedness when Getting Up Suddenly from a Lying or Sitting Position
  • Fast Breathing
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Muscle Cramps or Spasms
  • Muscle Pain or Stiffness
  • Nervousness
  • Overactive Reflexes
  • Panic States
  • Physical Attempt to Injure Yourself
  • Pounding in the Ears
  • Restlessness
  • Seeing, Hearing, or Feeling Things that are not there
  • Seizures
  • Shakiness in the Legs, Arms, Hands, or Feet
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or Shaking of the Hands or Feet
  • Violent Actions


Available brand/s

  • Dexamfetamine

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