A 30-year-old female asked:
im on percocet and morphine er for pain conditions and just found out im pregnant. what are the risks associated with taking these medications?
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Neonatal abstinence: syndrome is the major pregnancy complication. Women taking opioids for pain are also passing it along to the fetus, and depending on a variety of factors, about 70% of babies born to moms on opioids will develop a withdrawal syndrome. If possible to taper the medication in your second trimester and use alternative pain management, that would be best. It is treatable in hospitals with expertise.
Answered on Aug 29, 2015
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