Adderall XR is a stimulant, although it has effects that are opposite from what would be expected of a stimulant. While stimulants (like caffeine) can cause hyperactivity, Adderall XR can have a calming effect. While the exact way Adderall XR produces a calming effect is not known, it is known that Adderall XR affects chemicals in the brain.
Adderall XR Use in Young Children
Adderall XR has not been approved for use in children less than six years of age.
Off-Label Adderall XR Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Adderall XR for something other than the condition discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label Adderall XR uses, such as:
Treating narcolepsy (a condition that involves falling asleep uncontrollably at unusual times)
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