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  •  Prodrug formulation in ADHD treatment1
  •  Once daily, Capsule or Capsule-free administration1
  •  Long-acting efficacy for up to 13 hours in children 6-12 years old2 & up to 14 hours in adults3
  •  The safety and tolerability profile is similar to that of other stimulants4
  •  Rate of non-medical use was lower than or equivalent to other long-acting stimulant formulations4

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1. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) capsules Hong Kong Prescribing information. Nov 2019 version.
2. Wigal SB et al. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2009;3:17.
3. Wigal T et al. 316 study group. Behav Brain Funct 2010;6 :34
4. Coghill DR et al. CNS Drugs 2014 28:497-511.

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