ADHD Home > Adderall Uses

Using Adderall for Narcolepsy

Adderall is also licensed for narcolepsy treatment. Symptoms of narcolepsy include falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People with narcolepsy often appear paralyzed when they are sleeping and have hallucinations when falling asleep. People who have narcolepsy symtpoms often fall asleep several times during the day.
 
Adderall is a stimulant. For narcolepsy, Adderall is generally used at higher doses than when used as a treatment for ADHD. These higher doses have a stimulating effect, helping people with narcolepsy to stay awake.
 

Adderall Use in Young Children

Adderall is not recommended for use in children under the age of three. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and the risks of using Adderall in young children.
 

Off-Label Adderall Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Adderall for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label Adderall uses, such as:
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics & Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2018 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.