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A 24-year-old female asked:

i am currently prescribed suboxone 8 mg a day and eventually would like to get pregnant. is it safe for the baby if pregnant while on suboxone?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Opioids in Pregnancy: Methadone is the only approved medication but buprenorphine is becoming more acceptable. Practitioners generally use subutex rather than suboxone. According to the National Institutes of Health, 2010:"Babies born to women addicted to opioids fare better when their mothers are treated with either the addiction medication buprenorphine or methadone than babies whose mothers are not treated at all".
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Jul 22, 2014

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