A 45-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to take methadone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lesley Meister
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Methadone may have an affect on fetal growth, however compared to illicit drug users, fetal outcomes are improved with Methadone users.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
It depends. If you were taking the medication to stay off heroin then it's the lesser of two evils. If you are using it for pain management you need to change. The withdrawal syndrome from methadone is impressive. Please consult both your OB and your pain physician for help
Sep 30, 2013
Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
58 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
WHAT STAGE R U IN PREGNANCY IS MOST IMPORTANT AND ANSWER IS SIMPLE-AVOID DRUGS IN PREGNANCY IF U CAN
Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It is contraindicated to stop Methadone mid-pregnancy
Oct 3, 2013

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