Lisdexamfetamine D3 2HCl is a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED). It is a prodrug of dextroamphetamine, meaning it is converted in the body to dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The addition of D3 to the name is due to the fact that it is a deuterated version of the drug, meaning it contains three deuterium atoms, which can improve the drug’s pharmacokinetics and efficacy.
The chemical formula of Lisdexamfetamine D3 2HCl is C15H20D3N3O2•2HCl. Its molecular weight is 336.8 g/mol. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol.
Lisdexamfetamine D3 2HCl works by increasing the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, which can improve attention, focus, and impulse control. It is taken orally and is available in capsule form in doses of 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, and 60mg.
Like other CNS stimulants, Lisdexamfetamine D3 2HCl can have side effects, including insomnia, decreased appetite, weight loss, and irritability. It can also be habit-forming and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. It is important to follow the dosage instructions carefully to avoid overdose or dependence.