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My daughter takes adderal for adhd. And just found out she is pregnant, is it safe for her to keep taking the medicine?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Probably not
It depends on the degree of disability she has with adhd.
She needs to discuss its continued use with her prescribing doctor and ob. It's a question of risk to benefit. Many women have had normal babies while on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the best practice is to take no medications during pregnancy if possible. It carries a pregnancy category c rating indicating unknown safety status during pregnancy.

In brief: Probably not
It depends on the degree of disability she has with adhd.
She needs to discuss its continued use with her prescribing doctor and ob. It's a question of risk to benefit. Many women have had normal babies while on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the best practice is to take no medications during pregnancy if possible. It carries a pregnancy category c rating indicating unknown safety status during pregnancy.
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: No
She should stop it and any other stimulants while pregnant.

In brief: No
She should stop it and any other stimulants while pregnant.
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