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Birth Control And Adderall

Published: December 23, 2002
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Can you take Birth Control and be on Adderall?
Signed: Birth Control And Adderall

Dear Birth Control And Adderall,

 

It is OK to take birth control pills and be on Adderall.  In fact, it is important to be using some form of birth control - whether it is the pill, condoms, or another method - because Adderall may cause problems with a pregnancy.

 

That said, if you are concerned about the interactions between these two drugs, you might want to consider a non-hormonal form of birth control, such as a diaphragm or condoms.  If you need help choosing a form of birth control, get in touch with your local adolescent health center or Planned Parenthood.  In Northern New Jersey, please call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971.6475. 

 

If you have any concerns about Adderall or any other prescription you are taking, you should ask the doctor who prescribed it for you.  Anything you tell your doctor will be kept confidential.

TeenHealthFX congratulates you for taking care and being responsible for your health!

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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