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Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR extended release 30mg

Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR extended release 30mg

No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a category c teratogen in pregnancy. This means that animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects, but there aren't adequate studies to be sure in humans. This is a risk/benefit discussion to have with your OB and psychiatry doctors, about your personal situation. But exposed to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) babies can be born too early, and go through amphetamine withdrawal. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (folic acid) supplement now. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant? If so why?

Adderall/Pregnancy: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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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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. ...Read more

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What should I take instead of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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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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. ...Read more

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Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add if i'm pregnant?

Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if you can get by without it. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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
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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. ...Read more

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I have been taking about 45mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as prescribed and I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant. Is my baby safe?

I have been taking about 45mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as prescribed and I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant. Is my baby safe?

Talk with your OB: The effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy have not been widely studied so most doctors will suggest that,you stop taking it along with any OTC supplements. You can also meet with a high risk OB to consult since they often have more hands on experience with these effects, ...Read more

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I have severe ADHD & hypersomnia. I recently became pregnant. I was on adderall, nuvigil, & vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is anything safe to continue? I am struggling...

Prregnancy ADHD meds: I see that you have a diagnosis hypersomnia. Has this is been evaluated by an overnight polysomnogram? If it has not, that should be to make sure that the cause is not apnea which would be safely treated with CPAP in pregnancy and which is not uncommonly a cause for adhd symptoms. Unfortunately, in spite of the many years of use of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) we do not have an adequate Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safety registry so as to advise clearly regarding the use of adderallduring pregnancy. This will need to be discussed between you, your psychiatrist or sleep medicine physician, and your gynecologist. I wish i could provide youwith more detailed information, but unfortunately it is not available. Best wishes for a happy new year and a happy healthy baby. ...Read more

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

Avoid all: Best to try to go without any of these medications. These are psychoactive meds that may affect the baby. You need to manage yourself without need for these drugs. Try to be healthy and good attitude and positive towards yourself and the baby. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I'm taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Your choice: The Food and Drug Administration considers Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a category C medication. This means that there is insufficient information to recommend against taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I am taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and I am already 5 months pregnant but all test so far came back ok . Should i just stop?

Risks versus benefit: It is hard to know what impact Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may have on the developing fetal brain. So have a frank conversation with your doctor about the risks and benefit. ...Read more

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I'm not sure whether or not i'm pregnant or if i feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

I'm not sure whether or not i'm pregnant or if i feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

Unrelated issues: Please check with your general practitioner and psychiatrist, because all those are unrelated issues. You may need a physical exam, a pregnancy test, or adjustment of your medications asap. ...Read more

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