The following information comes from MEDICATIONS AND MOTHERSâ€™ MILK by Thomas Hale, 2008. He assigns every drug a lactation risk category: L1, safest; L2, safer; L3, moderately safe; L4, possible hazardous; and L5, contraindicated.
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE (Adderall, Dexedrine, Amphetamine, Oxydess, Vyvanse)
Listed as L3, moderately safe if in clinical doses, L5, contraindicated if abused; AAP: Drugs of Abuse for which adverse side effects have been reported; Pediatric Concerns: possible insomnia, irritability, anorexia, reduced weight gain, or poor sleeping patterns in infants. However, in these studies, none of the infants were affected.
Adult dose: 5-60 mg/day
The medications will be in their highest concentrations in the blood and breastmilk at 1-2 hours after taking. The half life is 6-8 hours, which means that most of the drug will be out of your system in about 12-16 hours.
Suggested alternatives: Methylphenidate
at 9:55 PM on Apr. 25, 2009