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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe to use during pregnancy?

No.: Use during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of premature delivery and low birth weight. Infants may experience symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal. Teratogenic effects were reported when taken during the 1st trimester. Possible link to gastroschisis and hypoplastic left heart syndrome - has not been confirmed yet.

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe in pregnancy at any dose?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe in pregnancy at any dose?

Not fully known: The fda has rated Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) category c in pregnancy. This means some animal studies have shown toxicity in embryos, but no studies have been done in humans. Http://tinyurl. Com/mmvux3o with these unknowns, it's best to avoid Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy. Please discuss with your own ob-gyn doctor and your psychiatrist.

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Would it be ok for me to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during my pregnancy? I've been taking it for 5 years

Would it be ok for me to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during my pregnancy? I've been taking it for 5 years

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is labeled as "category c' with regards to it's use in pregnancy. What that means is that it has not been tested sufficiently in pregnancy to be able to give a definitive answer. That being the case, I would not risk harm to your unborn child if it is at all possible to stay off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during your pregnancy.

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Is it safe to continue taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy? Age: 37 health: excellent

Is it safe to continue taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy? Age: 37 health: excellent

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is fda pregnancy category c, which means that it is not known whether Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will harm an unborn baby. It could cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes this medication during pregnancy. Be sure that your doctor knows you are taking this medication and that you discuss this as it could have risks. Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, so be sure to tell your doctor if you are planning to breast feed also.

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I had a pap yesterday. Positive pregnancy test via blood im about 4-5 weeks should I just stop taking Xanax (alprazolam) and adderall. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed only 1mg.

I had a pap yesterday. Positive pregnancy test via blood im about 4-5 weeks should I just stop taking Xanax (alprazolam) and adderall. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed only 1mg.

Discuss with Ur doc: Please discuss this with your doctor. A lot of thought should go into this and we do not know enough about you to be providing this type of detailed medical advice on the site. Contact your doctor at your earliest convenience and let them know that you are pregnant and have a discussion with them as to what you should do. Best wishes to you have a happy healthy baby.

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I took 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR today that I had left over from before pregnancy. I have been breastfeeding my 2 month old all day. Will this effect her?

I took 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR today that I had left over from before pregnancy. I have been breastfeeding my 2 month old all day. Will this effect her?

May: This is not something I would take everyday. There likely will be some effect. A choice would be to pump for 24 hours and give formula There is a site called mother risk which may be of help to you. No more adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

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I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant and took 15mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) yesterday. Have I harmed the pregnancy and increased risk of miscarriage? This was a one off.

Unlikely: Studies on prenatal methamphetamine exposure are still in their infancy. Early studies suggest an affect on fetal growth but no association with congenital abnormalities and no data on infant withdrawal or long term effects. No congenital defects noted in lab animals given a single normal therapeutic dose. No evidence that a single therapeutic dose of amphetamine causes miscarriage.

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I've been taking 5mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 1 week. My period is 4 days late. Last nite had neg pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant or is it the meds?

I've been taking 5mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 1 week. My period is 4 days late. Last nite had neg pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant or is it the meds?

Either one: The stress of taking a new medication can cause period delays or you could be pregnant and it's just too soon for the urine test to pick up. I would make a doctor appt. To check if your period doesn't start in another week (or sooner if it's stressing you out).

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Can adderal affect pregnancy?

Can adderal affect pregnancy?

Maybe: There is no definite answer to that question. The fda lists it as 'category c' which means that there either were no animal or human studies, or that animal studies showed effects on the fetus, but there have been no controlled human studies. You and your doctors should weigh the potential risks against the benefits.

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Does being on the adderal drug affect pregnancy?

Does being on the adderal drug affect pregnancy?

Yes - avoid.: Adverse effects have been observed in animal reproduction studies (c). The majority of human data based on illicit amphetamine/methamphetamine exposure - not from therapeutic maternal use. Use of amphetamines during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight; newborns may experience symptoms of withdrawal. Behavioral problems may also occur later in childhood.

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Can tetralogy of fallot be the cause of taking adderal the first month of pregnancy?

Can tetralogy of fallot be the cause of taking adderal the first month of pregnancy?

No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not known to cause such cardiac birth defects in an embryo. The cause of tetralogy is unknown. I am sure it is very, very, difficult dealing with this problem in your child. But you may rest assured that you did not cause it.

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What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not wise, since that someone else person will have to explain to his/her doctor the shortage in their prescription supply.

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Can I take adderall and omeprazole together?

Yes: It is safe to take adderall and omeprazole together. If you’re finding you need to take omeprazole long-term (any more than two weeks), make sure that you’re keeping your doctor in the loop - that’s a sign that you could use further assessment and possibly different treatment.

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Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me Sleepy??

Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me Sleepy??

Not a normal: Side effect: adderall is a combination of amphetamine salts which are stimulants: either your doses are too low or you have other medical conditions causing your fatigue.

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Do Zantac (ranitidine) and Adderall interact?

No, it does not: Ranitidine and adderall do not interact with each other. It is okay to take both.

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