If so when is the safest time to stop taking it? How will that affect me to just stop cold turkey?
For women who are pregnant, Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) or Adderall XR (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release) may not be safe to use. This is based on animal studies that looked at the effects of Adderall during pregnancy.
Adderall and Pregnancy Category C
Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans, but do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. 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.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category C medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if thedoctor believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
People who are taking prescribed doses of Adderall for legitimate medical purposes do not usually need to worry about Adderall withdrawal. However, if you have been taking very large Adderall doses, you may want to talk to the doctor. He or she may recommend medications to help with Adderall withdrawal (such as antidepressants) and may be able to help with addiction or dependence problems. If you have been taking very high doses of Adderall, slowly stopping Adderall (decreasing a little each day) can help prevent Adderall withdrawal symptoms.
It is important that you must take care & consult your gaynecologist in order to be safe & above all keep your baby safe & well, take care.
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