... meds. Currently, we are taking Vyvanse 70mg. I wake up early cook him breakfast because he does not have an appetite after he takes the med. Is it okay if I pour the contents from the capsule in a spoonful of milk and let him take it? I hate to say it, he can't be trusted if I allow him to take it on his own.
He's a basketball player. His metabolism is very high. We have gone from 30mg to 70 mg in a matter of months. Is it a good idea to take him off of the medicine on the weekend. He only needs it during school hours, but I have also noticed how well it works during his basketball games.
Vyvanse is a good med, a lot of kids at the residential treatment facility i work at take it. It is possible for him to take it only on school days, BUT you need to get the doctor to set that up so it doesn't alter his medication regimen too much. It's not recommended to open the capsules so I wouldn't even go there. The best thing to do is find out why he doesn't want to take the medication. If he tells you why, ask his doctor to explain why he needs to take it. Hope this helps and if you need any more info on this, you can ask my either here or by private question. And don't worry: he's not the first kid that doesn't want to take his meds and I can assure you he won't be the last! :)
My son is 12 and on Vyvanse 30mg too and doesn't always want to be on it either.
When we had summer holidays and Christmas break this year he was off. He said it gives him a break for awhile. The doctor said try it and see how he feels. It was fine for summer but Christmas holidays were shorter. (2.5 weeks). He had a harder time adapting to go back on (he felt very pissed off) the first few days on it. He doesn't mind beeing on for school for concentrating. He can see the difference and is adapting well except for absolutely no appetite.
- Vyvanse Information for Consumers
- Vyvanse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vyvanse (detailed)
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