Fargo, North Dakota 58103

  • Lisdexamfetamine


This study is being conducted to evaluate how the body absorbs and processes the medication lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse®). Subjects who are 9-15 months post gastric bypass surgery will be invited to participate. Non-surgical controls will also be enrolled based on a matching criteria to post gastric bypass subjects. Participants will be asked to complete one 12-hour study day and complete one 24-hour post dosing blood draw.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female subjects. 2. Between the ages of 18 and 60 years at the time of informed consent. *The upper age limit of 60 has been chosen as this medication carries some cardiovascular risk along with the fact that pharmacokinetics in elderly patients vary and may affect the homogeneity of the study. 3. Must be in good health as determined by physical exam, EKG, and medical history. 4a. Underwent RYGB 9-15 months prior (n=10 study completers) -or- 4b. Have not received bariatric surgery and are matched to the RYGB participants by BMI, age and sex (n= 10 study completers) 5. Women of child bearing potential must be practicing a medically acceptable method of birth control and have a negative pregnancy test at baseline. 6. No contraindications to receiving lisdexamfetamine in a single dose of 50 mg. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Allergy to lisdexamfetamine or any of its constituents. 2. Candidates who are pregnant or nursing. 3. Candidates currently receiving a medication that interacts with lisdexamfetamine, including concurrent use of a stimulant. 4. Subjects who smoke or used any nicotine products in the last six months. 5. Subjects who have a positive urine drug screen for drugs of abuse. 6. Candidates that for any reason cannot comply with the requirements of the study procedures. 7. Candidates experiencing clinically significant or unstable neurological, hepatic, renal or cardiovascular disease on laboratory or baseline EKG screening or any medical disorder that would put the participant at increased risk in the judgement of the investigator or physician. 8. Candidates currently or with a past history of meeting diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or other psychotic illness. 9. Candidates with any history of drug abuse or dependence. 10. Candidates with any history of alcohol dependence, or current usage that puts the candidate at risk in the judgement of the investigator or study physician. 11. Candidates who have participated in an investigational drug study in the past 30 days. 12. Significant iron deficient anemia that may impact the pharmacokinetics of lisdexamfetamine. 13. Participant with a significantly and persistently elevated resting blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg) or pulse (>100 bpm) after repeated measurement.



Primary Contact:

Kristine Steffen, PharmD., Ph.D
Phone: 701-365-4915
Email: ksteffen@nrifargo.com

Backup Contact:

Email: cnelson@nrifargo.com
Carrie Nelson, BSN
Phone: 701-365-4918

Location Contact:

Fargo, North Dakota 58103
United States

Brian Peterson

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: July 23, 2021

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