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How safe is it to take Vyvanse for acne?

Hi! My son who is 15 years old will be starting 20 mg of vyvanse tomorrow and I am very concerned about what people are saying on all the reviews about it giving their teen horrible acne . My teen use to have bad acne but have gotten it under control and is MUCH better now. Do you think that low of a dose will make him start having bad acne again?
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hello! i don't think that the fear of your child getting acne by starting this should stop you from starting your child on vyvanse. it's a relatively safe drug and acne is not a common side effect encountered. so u should go ahead with this drug and hope for the best.
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

I am afraid that there is something wrong in the questions raised by you. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a medicine prescribed for ADHD and not for acne. I suggest you consult the doctor who has prescribed the medicines to eliminate this confusion.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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