As an amphetamine, Vyvanse is a stimulant. However, Vyvanse has effects that are opposite from what would be expected of a stimulant. While stimulants (like caffeine) can cause hyperactivity, Vyvanse (when used in the appropriate dosages) has a calming effect. While the exact way Vyvanse produces a calming effect is not known, it is known that Vyvanse affects various chemicals in the brain.
Vyvanse Use in Young Children
Vyvanse has not been approved for use in children less than six years of age. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Vyvanse in young children.
Off-Label Vyvanse Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Vyvanse for something other than ADHD. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Vyvanse uses.
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