Mechanism of action
Vyvanase, a medication commonly used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is also FDA approved for emotional eating control. It helps with binge eating via modulating dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin release. As aforementioned, these neurotransmitters are involved in appetite regulation. Therefore, Vyvanse can help with overeating by controlling hunger and eating behaviors5.
Vyvanse can cause a few GI-related side effects such as upper abdominal pain and dry mouth. Because it is a stimulant medication, it can also cause insomnia2.