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Sarah - posted on 05/09/2016
I work as a school nurse and I see numerous kids on Vyvanse, and doctors starting it earlier and earlier. I do tend to hear complaints from teachers when kids are first started on it and when doses are adjusted and it seems to cause restlessness in the student. After a few weeks those side effects tend to taper and the kids seem to tolerate it well. If I had to compare it to other ADHD meds, I'd say it is one of the better options. Kids don't usually lose their appetite the way they do with other stimulants. I am in favor of exhausting all other options before medicating ADHD kids but if it is necessary, vyvanse is IMO, a pretty good option.
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