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Is it safe to take Adderall while pregnant Adderall XR extended release 30mg

Is it safe to take Adderall while pregnant Adderall XR extended release 30mg

Adderall (XR) is in: Fda pregnancy category c. It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. It's best to not take medications unless absolutely necessary for function. Consult prescriber regarding your circumstances. If med is necessary for adhd then Guanfacine is category b (less risk) and may help. Learn non-med skills for adhd. Best regards for a healthy pregnancy. See additudemagazine.Com. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Adderall while trying to conceive? OB says it is OK to take, as long as you stop taking it as soon as you are pregnant. Thoughts?

Is it safe to take Adderall while trying to conceive? OB says it is OK to take, as long as you stop taking it as soon as you are pregnant. Thoughts?

The problem is that: most women don't know the day they conceive.. The fetal brain starts forming at 3 weeks post-conception; other organs form between 3-8 weeks. Animal studies show possible harm to fetuses. Take Adderall in pregnancy only if your need outweighs the risk to the fetus. If you can, access therapy & have environmental supports at home & work, instead of meds. Start a daily folate supplement now. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Adderall while pregnant? If so why?

Adderall/Pregnancy: Adderall is a pregnancy category C drug. This means we don't know whether it will harm an unborn baby. It could cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if mom is taking the medicine during pregnancy. Only you and your doctor can decide whether the risk is worth the benefit in you. ...Read more

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Can I take Adderall for my add if i'm pregnant?

Can I take Adderall for my add if i'm pregnant?

Avoid If Possible: The basic rule in pregnancy is always to use as little medicine as possible. You would need to discuss this with your physicians, and consider the risks and benefits of the medication. However, it would be best to avoid Adderall if you can get by without it. ...Read more

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What should I take instead of Adderall to help with homework? I'm pregnant.

Rest: If you are pregnant you naturally will be more tired and it is normal for the pregnant women to be more forgetful, you have to think about the baby first and rest enough, you might want to put your school on hold. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and i take medications such as Adderall and celexa, are there any medications i can suggest to my dr. That will work just as well?

I'm pregnant and i take medications such as Adderall and celexa, are there any medications i can suggest to my dr. That will work just as well?

Contact prescriber! : Your prescribing physician will be the best person to advise you as they know your medical history including allergies and previous medication trials. ...Read more

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I use to take Adderall 60mg a day. Then I became pregnant so I quit. I just quit breastfeeding and started back on it but it's not working.?

May take time: It may take time to become more effective after the hormonal changes you have gone through. Also the sleep deprivation can be a problem even on the medication. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be ok for me to take Adderall during my pregnancy? I've been taking it for 5 years

Adderall: Adderall 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 during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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