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What Is Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Used For?

How Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Works

Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release 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, this medication can have a calming effect. While the exact way amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release produces a calming effect is not known, it is known that the medication affects chemicals in the brain.
 

Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Use in Young Children

Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release has not been approved for use in children less than six years of age.
 

Off-Label Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release for something other than the condition discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are a few off-label amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release uses, such as:
 
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