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Today my doctor said "you can't get pregnant on vyvanse" does that mean physically your body won't allow it or its not safe to do?

Today my doctor said "you can't get pregnant on vyvanse" does that mean physically your body won't allow it or its not safe to do?

Affects baby: This medication can cause vasoconstriction, vasoconstriction and thereby may decrease placental perfusion. Infants born to mothers on this medication have an increased risk of premature delivery and low birth weight. To my knowledge, then, your doctor wasn't concerned about fertility, but about what could happen to the placenta and the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an amphetamine-like medication used to treat adhd and is not safe for use in pregnancy or nursing. Although there are few satisfactory alternatives to treat adhd during pregnancy, the risk of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) on the developing fetus is too high to consider its use. ...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...

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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Can I take my usual dose of vyvanse/adderrall while pregnant? Are there ways to minimize any risks presented?

Can I take my usual dose of vyvanse/adderrall while pregnant? Are there ways to minimize any risks presented?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and pregnanc: Most frustrating thing that I find in attempting to answer this question for my patients is the extreme lack of evidence in the literature. This is particularly appalling for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which has been around for a long time. The rodent literature is quite ambiguous and it is questionable whether it applies to humans. The doses given to mice were six times the standard human dose. Fortunately in those patients who because of the severity of their illness and the need to continue working and functioning around the home stayed on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I have not run into any problems. You need to have this discussion with your gynecologist and with your psychiatrist. You will have to weigh the risks of not being on medication with the risks of being on medication. Unfortunately it is impossible to quantify those risks or come up with a true risk benefit ratio. Whatever decision you make, I hope you have ahappy and healthy baby. ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause false negatives on pregnancy tests?

Not likely.: This is not a known problem with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). But regardless of what meds you or are not taking, it's a good idea to repeat any lab test (particularly tests done at home)that you suspect as inaccurate. Also, if you are trying to get pregnant or not effectively blocking conception, I suggest you stop the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), along with almost all other medications that have not been specifically "ok'd" by your ob. ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) be taken during pregnancy or while nursing?

Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) be taken during pregnancy or while nursing?

Better avoid: During pregnancy unless no alternative, your treating doctor/ obstetrician would guide you through. During nursing: it isn't recommended, work with your doctor for an alternative, good luck ...Read more

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Hubby & I r ttc but im taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Dr says to stop once we get a confirmed pregnancy but is taking it making ttc harder? Or creating miscarriages?

Hubby & I r ttc but im taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Dr says to stop once we get a confirmed pregnancy but is taking it making ttc harder? Or creating miscarriages?

Pregnancy Category C: In my opinion if you r TTC (took me awhile to figure that one out! HA!) because this is a Cat. C drug meaning we don't know how it really affects pregnancies then, I would recommend being off the drug for a minimum of 4-8 weeks, make sure you're on your Folic Acid during the same time and then, TTC. That way you'll never have a doubt as to what or what not the med is doing for conception. ...Read more

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If a person is currently on Depo-Provera and taking 40ml Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and has had unprotected sex what are their chances of becoming pregnant?

If a person is currently on Depo-Provera and taking 40ml Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and has had unprotected sex what are their chances of becoming pregnant?

Not likely: Depoprovera is one of the most effective forms of birth control as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can a man taking keppra (levetiracetam) XR cause for a miscarriage? Also, the woman taking vyvanse? Can either be the reason for having trouble getting pregnant?

Can a man taking keppra (levetiracetam) XR cause for a miscarriage? Also, the woman taking vyvanse? Can either be the reason for having trouble getting pregnant?

Medications: Vyvanse is a pregnancy category c drug, which means there are no controlled studies of safety available. That means the drug can be used in pregnancy if the benefit outweighs the unknown risks. There are no female fertility effects of taking this drug. Male drug use does not cause miscarriages, but sometimes associated with male fertility problems; I am not aware of any such issues with keppra (levetiracetam). ...Read more

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Someone PLEASE tell me if any or all of the following (Vyvance, Lamictal, and Lexapro) r dangerous while in the early stages of pregnancy. I'm 4weeks.

Someone PLEASE tell me if any or all of the following (Vyvance, Lamictal, and Lexapro) r dangerous while in the early stages of pregnancy. I'm 4weeks.

Category C: All three drugs are category 3 in pregnancy. That means that in lab animals in high doses there have been problems with pregnancy, but in humans taking normal doses, there is not. You need to discuss the necessity of these drugs with your doctors (OB and prescribing). ...Read more

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B4 goin 2 my OB can u tell me if there r any immediate risks Lamictal, Lexapro, (escitalopram) & Vyvance can cause on me and/or my unborn baby. I'm 3weeks pregnant.

B4 goin 2 my OB can u tell me if there r any immediate risks Lamictal, Lexapro, (escitalopram) & Vyvance can cause on me and/or my unborn baby. I'm 3weeks pregnant.

Each case differs: Whatever you may find out before your OBGYN visit, may need to be revised based on your specific case. Your job is to be accurate and complete in the info you provide. All healthcare providers need to know about the rest of your wholeness (including the baby). Both the prescriber and OB can help you best if they know more. Don't stop any drug w/out advise from them. Congratulations - good luck! ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 2 50mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Is it safe?

Please don't: Max recommended dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg /day. If you don't take your medications as prescribed at age 17 years old -that is a sign of not being responsible. You should take medications as prescribed by your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to take 3 Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg a day?

Yes/NO: We have patients on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 100mg / day. HOWEVER every case is different, it may not be safe for you to take 90mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)/day. Your prescribing physician is the best to evaluate and advice on our situation
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Is safe to alternate a nootropic like OptiMind in for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) on days that I don't have as much to get done or could it be dangerous to my health?

Not recommended: If you are being prescribed Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) presumably for problems with attention, focus, and concentration, then it is important that you take it as instructed on a daily basis, irregardless of the amount of work you have to do. The purpose of taking a stimulant to address these symptoms is to enable you to function effectively in various domains of your life. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5htp with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Is it safe to take 5htp with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Not yet: There is no reported drug drug interaction, however the national institutes of health recommends not to use 5-htp until more is known. 5-htp might be unsafe. Some people who have taken it have come down with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (ems), a serious condition involving extreme muscle tenderness (myalgia) and blood abnormalities (eosinophilia). ...Read more

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What antibiotics are safe to take with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

What antibiotics are safe to take with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

None: According to my research, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not interact with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) with my preworkout stuff?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & Workout: Can you kindly be more specific about the "Stuff"? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) while doing the Advocare 24 day challenge?

There was some: Controversy about one of advocare's products being tainted with clenbuterol, which can increase blood pressure by constricting blood vessels. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 's active ingredient, adderall, also increases blood pressure. Both are fda category c in pregnancy, meaning some effect on the fetus has been found. Check the ingredients in Advocare ; make sure you're not pregnant before starting Advocare products. ...Read more

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If I normally take 30 mg of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) will it be safe to switch to 20 mg adderall?

Roughly, a dose: Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) = about 3 times a dose of Adderall XR. 30 mg. Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or ~10 mg. Of Adderall XR is a low daily dose for an adult. Starting at15 mg. Of Adderall XR & titrating up under your psychiatrist's guidance to optimal effect without side effects may be more tolerable. You may find Adderall XR to have quicker onset & shorter duration of action; irritability may occur as the dose is increased. ...Read more

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Is is safe to have a beer or two with dinner after taking 20mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in the morning?

Yes: It is safe to have taken 20mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in the morning and have 1-2 regular 12oz 5% alcohol beers after dinner. However, it's generally encouraged to refrain from alcohol when taking medications that act on the central nervous system. ...Read more

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I took 30mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 7:30 this morning. Is it safe to have a few beers at around 1 this morning.

I took 30mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 7:30 this morning. Is it safe to have a few beers at around 1 this morning.

Designated driver?: Realize that a few beers is the same in terms of alcohol content as a few shots of whiskey. Assuming you are not planning on driving the concerns become more related to the effects of alcohol on the liver and nervous system. Also be mindful that alcohol is 7 calories per gram (fat is 9 carbohydrate is 4) Vyvance is a stimulant not a CNS depressant (not additive) ...Read more

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What are the main differences between Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall? Is it safer for an adult to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) vs. Adderall?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) v adderall: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adderall are both amphetamine salts. The only difference is that Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has less potential to be abused because it has to be broken down in the stomach first to become active. ...Read more

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Which is safer for binge eating. Topomax or vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Which is safer for binge eating. Topomax or vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Both medications: Are actually pretty well tolerated. I'm not aware of any significant discontinuation data (which correlates to some extent to safety or at least the presence of adverse effects) for either in regards to binge eating disorder. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Vyvanse and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take Vyvanse and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Safe but not advised: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is too sedating, resulting often in some cognitive suppression. The reason for taking the Vyvanse in the 1st place is to enhance cognition. There are better antihistamines. And, if the purpose of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is to help sleep at night, there are better choices. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and claritin?

Is it safe to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and claritin?

Yes: Idiosyncratic differences are always a possibility, but if you can take both of these meds individually, then there should be no problem taking them together. [claritin-d however includes the moderately stimulating ingredient, pseudoephedrine, so be careful with this antihistamine-decongestant -- occasionally, one may be "overstimulated" and have the jitters, or increased anxiety or irritability]. ...Read more

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Is taking alcohol, together with wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse, safe?

Is taking alcohol, together with wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse, safe?

Never safe.: Alcohol is a central nervous depressant while wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse are psycho-stimulants. You could end up highly intoxicated and poorly coordinated lead to falls while at the same time agitated and even psychotic. ...Read more

Vyvanse (Definition)

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