Adderall and Pregnancy

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Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Adderall XR (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release) are medications that stimulate the central nervous system, affecting brain chemicals and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. These meds are primarily prescribed to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in order to decrease impulsiveness and improve attention span.

If you know you are pregnant or worried that you may be pregnant and are currently taking Adderall, consult your doctor right away -- Adderall is generally contraindicated with pregnancy. Early signs of pregnancy often mimic signs of an impending period and include lower abdominal cramping, spotting, breast tenderness, moodiness and a missed menstrual cycle.

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