... drug. need some info
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children age 6 to 12 years old, adolescents, and adults. Because the drug is a stimulant and has the potential to be abused, there are special rules for prescribing it.
How Does Vyvanse Work?
Lisdexamfetamine (the active ingredient of Vyvanse) is changed in the body to another chemical, dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine 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, Vyvanse (when used in the appropriate dosages) has a calming effect. While the exact way the medication produces a calming effect is not known, it is known to affect chemicals in the brain.
However, please also speak to a doc/pharmacist for more accurate info, take good care of your 6 year old, he is far too young.
- Vyvanse Information for Consumers
- Vyvanse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vyvanse (detailed)
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