Vyvanse is a brand-name drug prescribed for ADHD and binge eating disorder. It contains the active drug lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. Vyvanse may not be safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you can become pregnant, it’s important to consider whether Vyvanse is a safe choice for you.
It’s not known whether Vyvanse is safe to take during pregnancy. This medication hasn’t been studied during pregnancy.
- narrowing of blood vessels, which may restrict blood supply to the placenta and fetus
- stimulation of contractions in the womb, which could cause premature birth
- withdrawal symptoms in newborns, such as irritability, difficulty feeding, agitation, or excessive drowsiness
If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Vyvanse.
If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, it’s important to consider how Vyvanse may affect you and your child.
Breastfeeding isn’t recommended while taking Vyvanse. If taken while breastfeeding, Vyvanse may pass into breast milk. It could also affect the way your body makes breast milk.
Vyvanse may cause serious side effects in a child who is breastfed. These include feeding problems, slowed growth, increased blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and serious cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems.
If you’re breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, talk with your doctor. They may suggest that you take a medication other than Vyvanse.
Besides learning about how Vyvanse may affect your reproductive health, you may want more information about Vyvanse. These additional articles might be helpful:
- More about Vyvanse. For information about other aspects of Vyvanse, refer to this article.
- Side effects. To learn about side effects of Vyvanse, see this article. You can also look at the Vyvanse prescribing information.
- Drug comparison. Learn how Vyvanse compares with Strattera, Concerta, and Ritalin.
- Cost. If you’d like to learn about Vyvanse and cost, see this article.
- Interactions. For details about what Vyvanse interacts with, see this article.
- Details about your condition. For details about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), see our list of ADHD articles. To learn more about binge eating disorder, refer to our mental health hub and this list of eating disorder articles.
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