Pregnancy categories for commonly used drugs or special risks
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For those who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, abusing recreation drugs is extremely discouraged. Regardless however, some may decide to abuse drugs anyway and so here is some basic information on pregnancy risks and categories of commonly abused drugs
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Amphetamine sulfate (Adderall): Pregnancy category C according to the FDA. Evidence has shown usage during pregnancy can cause premature birth, low birthweight, and withdrawal syndrome in the baby. This occurs more often in abuse of adderall. Recommendation is to consult with a physician if you are pregnant.
Crack (is it freebase cocaine? look into this)
Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine): Pregnancy category C according to the FDA. Animal trials indicate teratogenic effects meaning that it affects the genes of the fetus causing congenital defects. One reported human case supports this theory
Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta): Pregnancy category C according to the FDA. High doses administered to rabbits in animal studies resulted in fetuses having congenital malformations (spina bifida mainly which is an incomplete development of the spine).
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Alprazolam (Xanax): Pregnancy category D according to the FDA. Potential to cause congenital defects with the fetus if used during pregnancy.
Diazepam (Valium): Pregnancy category D according to the FDA. Potential to cause congenital defects proven through animal studies.
Lorazepam (Ativan): Pregnancy category D according to the FDA. Studies in animals show potential for congenital defects. Newborns upon delivery from mothers who used Ativan late into their trimesters were seen to have respiratory depression or stopped breathing completely.
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