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What are the long term side effects of a baby that was exposed to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe noAdderall was

If you are talking about exposure during pregnancy, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a pregnancy category c rating because it was shown to cause birth defects and miscarriages in mice, and caused problems with brain chemicals that resulted in long-term learning and memory problems.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do.

In brief: Maybe noAdderall was

If you are talking about exposure during pregnancy, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a pregnancy category c rating because it was shown to cause birth defects and miscarriages in mice, and caused problems with brain chemicals that resulted in long-term learning and memory problems.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Michael Rommen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Small size

Most of the side effects will be evident immediately after birth.
The infant will experience withdrawal symptoms such as discomfort, agitation, and lack of energy. Infants might be born prematurely and with lower-than-normal birth weight. In the long term, the child will have stunted growth, both in weight and height and have some risk for developing seizures and heart defects.

In brief: Small size

Most of the side effects will be evident immediately after birth.
The infant will experience withdrawal symptoms such as discomfort, agitation, and lack of energy. Infants might be born prematurely and with lower-than-normal birth weight. In the long term, the child will have stunted growth, both in weight and height and have some risk for developing seizures and heart defects.
Michael Rommen
Michael Rommen
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Amphetamine babies

The best study done with some babies whose mothers used methamphetamine(ma) smith and others in 2011 reported motor and cognitive outcomes through three years of age in children exposed to prenatal ma.
Even though not the same drug with they found that ma exposure has modest motor effects at 1 year that are mostly resolved by 3 years. Ma same chemical class as adderal. So the babies recovered.

In brief: Amphetamine babies

The best study done with some babies whose mothers used methamphetamine(ma) smith and others in 2011 reported motor and cognitive outcomes through three years of age in children exposed to prenatal ma.
Even though not the same drug with they found that ma exposure has modest motor effects at 1 year that are mostly resolved by 3 years. Ma same chemical class as adderal. So the babies recovered.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Michael Rommen
Family Medicine

In brief: Small size

Most of the side effects will be evident immediately after birth.
The infant will experience withdrawal symptoms such as discomfort, agitation, and lack of energy. Infants might be born prematurely and with lower-than-normal birth weight. In the long term, the child will have stunted growth, both in weight and height and have some risk for developing seizures and heart defects.

In brief: Small size

Most of the side effects will be evident immediately after birth.
The infant will experience withdrawal symptoms such as discomfort, agitation, and lack of energy. Infants might be born prematurely and with lower-than-normal birth weight. In the long term, the child will have stunted growth, both in weight and height and have some risk for developing seizures and heart defects.
Michael Rommen
Michael Rommen
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: ADHD

Kids that are on stimulants for a long time tend to have tachycardia or rapid heart rate and enlarged heart.
Ekg and echo are done or cardiac referral.

In brief: ADHD

Kids that are on stimulants for a long time tend to have tachycardia or rapid heart rate and enlarged heart.
Ekg and echo are done or cardiac referral.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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