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Adderall and Pregnancy (-: Due April 15; 17 kids; Switzerland 3150 posts
11th Jun '10

Do/have any of you taken adderall and found out you were pregnant? Did you stop taking it, did you keep taking it, and in either case, did you have a successful pregnancy?

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
11th Jun '10

First, be prepared for some people to jump down your throat about taking "drugs" at all. I posted something like this a while back and well...not pretty.

In any case, it's not recommended for pregnancy. It's a class C drug and has been shown to increase the chance of a premature birth. With that said, I took Adderall until 20 weeks with my 3rd child (didn't know I was pregnant). He was early, but both of my other children have also been early so I don't think you can blame it on the Adderall. Aside from being early, nothing has been wrong with them. With my other two pregnancies (and with this one) I have taken Adderall sporadically on days that my sanity is extremely important. I've never taken it more than once a week, though.

momewrath 1 child; New Jersey 170 posts
11th Jun '10

i was taking it, 30 mg a day of generic non-extended release adderall. when i found out i was pregnant, i cut down to 15 mg a day for 3 days, then on the weekend i stopped completely and haven't taken it since. my pregnancy has been fine so far, except i gain 10 pounds right away. within like a week of stopping it lol.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
11th Jun '10
Quoting Pickles 'n Ice Cream x 2:
✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 23658 posts
status 11th Jun '10

i was told by my psychiatrist that if i become pregnant to notify him immediately so i can be taken off of my medicines, which include adderall.

(-: Due April 15; 17 kids; Switzerland 3150 posts
11th Jun '10

I was assuming that would probably happen. I figured in that case I'd do my best to ignore the attackers and try to focus on any information in relation to the question. Thanks for your. I was just wondering because I had found out I was pregnant in May, and stopped adderall immediately. A few weeks later though I had miscarried. I tell myself that it could have been ANYTHING because the fact of the matter is crack babies are born everyday...... . I suppose mainly I was looking for some positive advice that others had taken it, even just to the point where they found out they were prgo and stopped, and had a succssful pregnancy. I don't plan to take it during my pregnancy though. I don't think you should take drugs during pregnancy either. However, in relation to other meds, I have had a doctor tell me that depending on the drug, even though it's risky regardless of the drug, if it helps the mother have a better pregnancy, they would recommend it.



Thanks.

Sarah & JT 2 kids; Bellevue, NE, United States 2563 posts
status 11th Jun '10

My first pregnancy was an "oops" and I was on Adderall. It ended in a M/C... I always think that it happened bc I was on the Adderall.

(-: Due April 15; 17 kids; Switzerland 3150 posts
11th Jun '10
Quoting ☮BG Addict☮:
momewrath 1 child; New Jersey 170 posts
11th Jun '10

my OB/GYN said it was okay to keep taking the adderall while i was TTC, since it really helps me. i doubt your miscarriage had anything to do with the adderall. from what i've read and researched about it, it has more of an effect later in pregnancy than early on.

Mama to a Little Dinosaur 1 child; North Richland Hills, Texas 2261 posts
11th Jun '10

well, im 34 wks pregnant. up until 12 wks, took 60mg adderall xr. then i took only 30mg xr, every day and still do. i dont care if people attack me for it...they arent me and dont know me. my son is doing wonderul and even ahead on growth :)

Prom night dumpster baby 16 kids; Arizona 1246 posts
26th Jun '10
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Kayla (Blue Crew) Due November 5; Oklahoma 33 posts
15th Jul '10
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Rabbit82 Due May 24; Ohio 3 posts
22nd Oct '10

Hi, I have been studying online and keep seeing the same things. It is a class C and tested on much smaller animals with a much higher dose. I have also read that many people have taken it and the babies have been fine. I have been searching for an answer that would help me and found none. I am currently 8 weeks pregnant and still have not gone in for my first appointment yet. I go in this Tuesday and I am hoping to see that everything is fine. I never completely stopped taking my adderall when I found out I was pregnant, but I did lower my dosage from 30 mg to 10-15 mg. My husband is totally against me taking it while pregnant but I cannot function all the time with out it and get depressed and feel totally miserable so I take it when I feel I need to, I feel alot better when I do take it and sometimes I feel that is better than being totally miserable and stressed with out it. I will send an update when I go in tuesday and let everybody know how the baby is developing....I am quite nervous but not so much because of the adderall but because I recently had a miscarriage the first time we conceived. I do know that some docs say no and others say yes....its so confusing and I feel all of your pain!

MommyWise Pink X2 2 kids; Florida 1408 posts
22nd Oct '10

From what Ive seen as a nurse most dr.s say its fine in the first trimester of pregnancy. There are other safer alternatives that can be substituted, they may not work as well but sometimes they do the trick depending on the severity of the pt.

CCarr8 Due June 21; Pennsylvania 3 posts
23rd Oct '10

I am in the same boat. JUST found out I was pregnant. I take 20mg adderall xr daily for my add and ocd- as well as 20mg celexa a day. My pcp told me to stop immediatly. I called an ob to schedule and ask what they think I should do but no call back. I do NOT want to do anything to hurt my baby- But I also feel like ripping myself off of these two meds is going to cause so much stress for my body. They are both class C- but stress this early on could have horrible effects as well! If anyone has any advice i would really appreciate it!