Adderall in pregnancy

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Avatar f tn It could also cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes Adderall during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Adderall can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Adderall without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Adderall is indicated for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a FDA category C drug and should be avoided in pregnancy. It is a psycho stimulant drug. May be the doctor has prescribed this drug to your cousin for its euphoric and stimulant properties. I am not sure about its use in infertility. It is best that your cousin clarifies her doubts with her doctor. Do keep us posted. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn I have been prescribed to Adderall for almost 10 years now and admittedly I am quite addicted to it in recent years, taking up to 160 in a day(not all at once, through out the day and night) My psychiatrist continues to prescribe me me it along with my Prozac for my depression but has lowered the dose in half at first and then more than half. I know I may be judged for what I am going to produce next, but I need to discuss this.
Avatar f tn (I compared them myself after I found a previous prescription I had) I called all around town and no one seems to carry the orange ones and that became more frustrating because I don't want to be stuck with junk pills again. What could I take in conjunction with my Adderall? Heres a few drugs that I found could possibly help... Focalin XR, Wellbutrin SR, Depakote, Quillivant XR? SRY for the rambling lol see the Adderall isn't working that well!
Avatar f tn He put her on a low dosage of Straterra at first but after 2 weeks the side effects required a change in medication. He put her on a low dosage of Adderall (18mgs per day). She also takes 450 mgs of Wellbutrin a day for depression and 100 mgs of Topamax for migraines. Add to that the fact that she drinks a few glasses of wine every night and you have quite a cocktail. Since being put on Adderall her behavior has really changed.
Avatar f tn I suffer from adult ADD and I can't take my adderall right now due to pregnancy, but you could be experiencing withdrawls... Just because if its fast acting Adderall, then it's only meant to last 4 hours.. After that it wears off and you come "down" so to speak.
Avatar n tn I would drink alot everytnight, and sometimes I would take sleeping pills after the drinking because I still couldn't sleep because of all the adderall I had taken in the day. I know, this sounds pathedic and I realized way before I found out I was pregnant that it was pathedic, but quitting isn't as easy as it sounds. Even now that I know have a baby developing inside me, I cannot completly stop the adderall. Everytime I had, I felt extremly tired and I had no thought process.
4901061 tn?1360737787 I am a 26 year old female who was diagnosed with ADD back in September. I had been treated by another psychiatrist for five years as bipolar. She said my problems were manic episodes. Since changing my meds to the add treatment I have been doing much better. I take a small dose of 15 mg xr a day. I was married last April and we want to start a family.
Avatar n tn Yeah ! ADDERALL XR helps young adults improve their ability to drive and do so safely over a 12-hour period." ADDERALL XR significantly improved ADHD symptom control in young adults with ADHD as compared to those on placebo. Eighty percent of patients experienced at least a 30 percent reduction in their ADHD symptoms based on the ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD-RS) score when taking ADDERALL XR.
Avatar f tn then someone told me i could go into a coma so i stopped then both cold turkey..went into hospital..have nolt drank in 2 1/2 years and i have missed it but i have been on either ativan or march i got a new pashy and he put me on xaanx again and prozac and then adderall.i say him on thr 4th and he precribed for me to drink 2 beers a night,since i have been depressed about not being able to drink....says i will be fin as does my pharmmsit but im still scared...
Avatar n tn Im in my second trimester and take adderall xr. 30 mg once a day. When i found out i was pregnant i quit takining it cold turkey after using it 4 years. My ob told me it was fine to take and wouldnt harm the baby but ive seen contradictions. I told my ob that i thought i had the pregnancy blues and he stared me on wellbutrin 150mg twice daily. I stopped taking it because it increased ainxiety from adderall. He also wants me taking asprin daily and wrote a prescription for it.
Avatar m tn i just took a pregnancy test the other day because i got my period twice last month and it seemed like its been awhile since ive had it. and of course im really happy but i have this sickening feeling in my stomach because of the things i did before i was pregnant. about a month or so ago,i got put on vicodin because of an accident i was in. i was taking alot every day. not only that but a c ouple weeks after,i took about 60mgs a day of adderall for about 4 days.
Avatar n tn wnet to a planned parenthood clinic for my iud. which in itself is a very uncomfortable procedure. long story short. they had inserted it incorrectly. . i tried phoning to complain that it did not feel quite right i was told do not worry and they would see me in 2 wks at my follow up. yep!preg nant. here is my concern. i take ritilin 10 mgs. once a day. i was told for such a small amount it should be fine. comments please?
Avatar f tn I have been on oxymoron, a muscle relaxer, and take Adderall for add. Anyone else ever been in this situation? I will be making a Dr appt Monday.
Avatar n tn Don't do anything yourself without first consulting the doctor. In some cases they will try and cut you back gradually, but you have to let the doc decide what is best for both you and baby. Your baby may be born dependent and go through withdrawal symptoms so be sure to ask your doc about that.
Avatar n tn I do not know if this is the adderall but I started that and zyprexa again after 9 months being off it for pregnancy. Couple days after being on these meds again I started getting a headache with tooth/jaw/mouth pain. If the headache is only on one side that is where the pain in the jaw/teeth is if it's the whole head then all over the top jaw/teeth is where the pain is. This pain goes on for hours even long after my meds wore off so I'm not sure if it is the meds or something else???
Avatar f tn Adderall has been shown to cause complications during pregnancy in animal studies. The FDA calls if a pregnancy Category C Medication. Which means that it can be prescribed during pregnancy, but healthcare providers are cautioned. What that really means is that there may be some risk to the baby but it is low. It has been studied extensively in humans during pregnancy but findings are inconclusive and contradictory.
Avatar n tn I have taken dexedrine since I was in the 7th grade. We were not planning a pregnancy. In fact, we were working really hard to not get pregnant, because I was going to start chiropractic school, which is a four program. It would have cost lost of $$$ and a pregnancy midway through would have not been good. I was on a birth control that made my period go away and my husband and I were using condoms bc.
Avatar n tn Zoloft is apparently the preferred medication for pregnancy. At least that is what I was told by both my ob and pcp. Do not listen to what other people tell you about getting an abortion. It's a decision you need to make and decide if you can live with. People are incredibly judgemental when that discussion comes up. Try to take it all with a grain of salt. If the only issue is the medication, then an abortion would not be necessary.
Avatar n tn First thing they will did is label me a high risk pregnancy and i delivered in Maternal Fetal Medicine in University of Colorado Hosp. in Denver. They were a great team. They really suggested that I get an epideral to keep me calm and to control the pain from exacerbating my condition. My heart rate and blood pressure had some problems but both of us were able to pull through.
Avatar n tn Currently I am at 150mg to now 75 and hopefully soon NONE at all- have also been on daily dose of ADDERAll 30mg in AM, 30mg at NOON, 30mg at 4pm. Cant believe i have finally broke this wretched addiction to what I once thought i couldnt function without. I am 15 days and counting. ROUGH, very Rough. My Q: Am switching to 37.5mg of Effexor in a week. After that, is there any way to then SPLIT the 37.5 dosage as I continue a very slow weaning?
Avatar n tn Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a Pregnancy Category C rating. Adderall was given a pregnancy Category C rating because it was shown to cause birth defects and miscarriages in mice. Other studies in rodents have shown that when Adderall was used during pregnancy, it caused problems with brain chemicals. This resulted in long-term learning and memory problems.
Avatar m tn My wife and I have had a lot of unprotected sex,around the last week of September to beginning of October she thought she might be pregnant.I bought two pregnancy tests,one in the evening and one the next morning,both not pregnant.She then started her period,we had sex during her period and after her period and again on the 8th of October,I left to a job on the 9th of October and we split up while I was there,I flew home on the 17th of October and didn't see my wife till the 5th of November.
Avatar f tn Of course I'm going to talk to my doc about it at my next appt but wanted to get experiences or if it effected delivery? Any issues during the pregnancy? Everyone says I'll gain it back plus more in my second trimester. I've had horrible morning sickness so that's why I've lost some. Experiences would be great! I know everyone is different. Just wanting to hear possibilities.
Avatar f tn Before I found out I was drinking, maybe drank 8 or 10 times before I found out. I was also abusing adderall, maybe 5-7 times but in very large amounts. I've obviously been taking medicine that isn't safe for the pregnancy (ibuprofen for example) and no prenatals. I also did cocaine once, small amount. I've bleached my hair a couple times. I've lost close to ten pounds over the past 12 weeks because I haven't been in the right position to be eating well and regularly.
4573390 tn?1356671835 From the very beginning of knowing of his pregnancy, I stopped taking my Adderall XR cold turkey, and went into a huge hibernation sort reaction due to the pregnancy and withdrawal from the medication. I gained 53 pounds from his pregnancy, was always hungry, and always extremely tired. Ever since he was born in Feb. 2010, I have had such a HARD time losing weight.
Avatar n tn Hi, Ive been on Paxil for 5 years now even during pregnancy, Ive always taken it in the evening, right before bed. I dont think it really matters when you take it, whatever works best for you. I try not to take it at the same time as other meds such as antibiotics, I always seem to feel a little strange so I meke sure theres about an hour difference. Although I do take at the same time as the pill.