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In the US, Lisdexamfetamine (lisdexamfetamine systemic) is a member of the drug class CNS stimulants and is used to treat ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Binge Eating Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Narcolepsy and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of ADHD

Treatment of binge eating disorder

Chemical Names

(2S)-2,6-diamino-N-[(1S)-1-phenylpropan-2-yl]hexanamide (WHO)

(S)-2,6-Diaminhexansäure ((S)-1-metyl-2-phenyletyl)amid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Lisdexamfetaminum (Latin)
  • Lisdexamfetamin (German)
  • Lisdexamfetamine (French)
  • Lisdexamfetamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • NRP-104 (IS)
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate (OS: USAN)
  • amfetamine prodrug (IS)
  • LDX (IS)
  • lis-dexamfetamine dimesylate (IS)
  • L-lysine-d-amfetamine (IS)
  • NRP 104 (NewRiverPharma) (IS)

Brand Names

  • Aduvanz
    Shire Denmark, Denmark
  • Elvanse
    Shire, Spain; Shire, Finland; Shire, Norway; Shire Denmark, Denmark; Shire Sweden, Sweden
  • Elvanse [pediatric]
    Shire Deutschland, Germany; Shire Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Shire Sweden, Sweden
  • Elvanse 20mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland
  • Elvanse 30mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Austria
  • Elvanse 40mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland
  • Elvanse 50mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Austria
  • Elvanse 60mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland
  • Elvanse 70mg
    Opopharma, Switzerland; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Austria
  • Elvanse Adult
    Shire Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate
    Actavis, United States; Amneal Pharmaceuticals, United States; Mylan, United States; Sandoz, United States
  • Samexid
    Abbott, Colombia; Drugtech, Chile
  • Tyvense
    Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland, Ireland
  • Venvanse
    Shire, Brazil
  • Vyvanse
    Shire, Australia; Shire, United States; Shire Pharma, Canada


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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