Thursday, April 24, 2008

Vyvanse Approved For Adults

Shire PLC announced today that Vyvanse has won US approval to treat adults. I have prescribed it for 275 patient since the FDA approved it for children and adolescents in August of 2007. 95% of these patients are adults. Only a few of my patients were afraid to take it because it was not FDA approved for adults.
This information was reported in the Wall Street Journal today, April 24, 2008, in an article on page D4, titled "ADHD Drug Is Approved for Adult Use".
Included in the article was this statement that Adderall XR will not lose patent protection until April 2009. I had been informed and was telling my patients that Adderall XR went off patent this year.

Additional information about Vyvanse may be found in three prior blogs on this blog site.
Additional information about Adult ADHD and women with adult ADHD may be found on my web pages, , .

Darvin Hege, M.D.

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