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Is it safe to take vicodin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take vicodin while pregnant?

Yes, but...: We do try to avoid narcotics when we can. Vicodin has a narcotic and tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. The narcotic does get to the baby a bit. Babies born after mom has been on a narcotic every day for a while do go through a withdrawal. So we try to avoid it, especially long term. But for an acute pain, it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you safely take Vicodin for pain occasionally in first trimester pregnancy ?

Can you safely take Vicodin for pain occasionally in first trimester pregnancy ?

Discuss w/ OBGYN: Definitely discuss w/ your Dr. Each case may differ. For sure, avoid frequent or high dose use. Risks to baby exist. They may become addicted, suffer respiratory issues or even some increased risk of deformation. Rare, low dose use is possibly safe - but discuss it for the best decision. ...Read more

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Migraine pain, need medicine. Tried to concieve thur, sat and sun today is tuesday. Is it safe to take imitrix or vicodin or could I b pregnant ?

Migraine pain, need medicine. Tried to concieve thur, sat and sun today is tuesday. Is it safe to take imitrix or vicodin or could I b pregnant ?

This is critical: If you become pregnant, and then take Imitrex for your headaches, you have high risk of miscarriage. So, triptans are totally verboten (forbidden) during pregnancy. However, tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok, and my ob-gyn colleagues seem to be all right with vicodin. Many migraine meds are too dangerous to the fetus to risk, so my advice is to discuss fully with you obstetrician. A neurologist may also help. ...Read more

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Been told by obgyn and neurologist vicodin ok to take while pregnant. I'm almost 12 wks. Is it really ok? Any studies done? does it cross placenta?

Been told by obgyn and neurologist vicodin ok to take while pregnant. I'm almost 12 wks. Is it really ok? Any studies done? does it cross placenta?

Pain medication: It is prudent to avoid taking any controlled narcotic pain medications when you are pregnant. Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to be an appropriate choice but also avoid excessively taking it unless it is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone who is 15 weeks pregnant to take vicodin after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it safe for someone who is 15 weeks pregnant to take vicodin after a wisdom tooth extraction?

No!: It might be safe for you but it is absolutely not recommended for your unborn child. Consult with your dentist and more importantly with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have been taking Vicodin for about 2 months and I'm pregnant will this affect my baby when it's time to deliver which is a couple weeks?

I have been taking Vicodin for about 2 months and I'm pregnant will this affect my baby when it's time to deliver which is a couple weeks?

Yes: and its CRITICAL that your OB provider know this in advance. Depending on how much Vicodin you are taking, there is a chance that your baby will develop what is called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This doesn't happen in all babies, but babies where mothers are using opiates should be observed for at least 3 days to determine if NAS is present. It can be treated, but may take weeks. ...Read more

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Worried! can unborn baby withdrawal over just few vicodin taken early on in pregnancy like 17-23 wks. I only took 1-2 mthly & will it show afterbirth?

Worried! can unborn baby withdrawal over just few vicodin taken early on in pregnancy like 17-23 wks. I only took 1-2 mthly & will it show afterbirth?

Stay calm: A few vicodin taken during pregnancy will not cause withdrawal. It is also unlikely to cause any birth defects. Please discuss your concerns with your ob. But be reassured that unless you are opiate dependent, your baby will not be affected by a few doses. ...Read more

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If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?

If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?

No.: There little to no evidence linking paternally ingested drugs to birth defects. The paternal contribution to birth defects had to do with age (more autosomal dominant rare but severe traits can manifest after de novo mutations in the spermatozoa) and family history and not generally with drug exposure. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have been taking just half of a vicodin a day for back pain. Problem is i haven't told my ob, if i stop now, will it be det?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have been taking just half of a vicodin a day for back pain.  Problem is i haven't told my ob, if i stop now, will it be det?

Loving the child : Inside you means doing the right thing. Get up your courage and tell your obstetrician. Don't try to be your own doctor using online phsyicians for guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have been taking just half of a vicodin a day for back pain. Problem is i haven't told my ob, if i stop now, will it be detected in the baby at birth and will baby withdrawl?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have been taking just half of a vicodin a day for back pain.  Problem is i haven't told my ob, if i stop now, will it be detected in the baby at birth and will baby withdrawl?

Tell your Ob: I would highly suggest that you disclose all medications that you are taking to your OB for the safety of your child? They can discuss the risk/benefits of several different treatment options. Please make an informed decision. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

Vicodin caution: vicodin contains hydrocodone, which is opioid, like morpheine, oxycodone, dilaudid, hydro morpheine, codeine, etc. They can cross the placenta and change the baby's chemistry. Taken chronically, they can cause opioid dependence in baby. Back pain in preg is usually mechanical. Ligaments and muscles are pushed around. A good osteopath or manually-trained physical therapist can often help. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Sure you can - but you have to check with the OB/GYN - he may have concerns. Also one has to determine the risk/benefit given that its both you and an unborn. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 7 weeks pregnant and I have been in n norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) sense I was 14 and I'm 21 due to 2 back surgeries. Can I still take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and lower the dose?

Yes: Abrupt withdraw from narcotics can cause harm to the baby. In the setting of chronic use of narcotics of long duration, it is often best to try to slowly taper down to the lowest dose possible. A zero dose is good but not always possible. Bear in mind that your baby will have to withdraw from narcotics when born and this is a difficult way to start life. Work with your Ob on this! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10mg as directed for pain while 6wks pregnant?

Is it safe to take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10mg as directed for pain while 6wks pregnant?

Medically necessary: It's safe if it is medically necessary, and you stop as soon as possible. It is definitely not ideal. Ask the prescribing doctor if he/she knows you are pregnant; if you have no prescribing doctor and got it somewhere else, do not use it. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant I'm almost 8 months and stopped taking it 4 months ago will my babies be addicted I only took about 4 out?

How safe is it to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant I'm almost 8 months and stopped taking it 4 months ago will my babies be addicted I only took about 4 out?

Baby will be fine: In general, doctors try not to give narcotics during pregnancy. It sounds like you didn't take very much and it was a long time ago. There is basically zero risk that your baby would be addicted. Remember that your body processes medications first and then the medications have to cross through the placenta which also metabolizes medications (double protection for the baby). ...Read more

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Can you take phenergren while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) during pregnancy?

Category C: Category c means that the medication in this category tested on pregnant animal and showed adverse effect. It has not been tested on human. Norco and Phenergan (promethazine) both are category c. Please talk to your doctor for a safer choice. ...Read more

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I am 7wks pregnant and take 1 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for back pain. Not daily, but as needed and no more than one in a day. Will the baby have any problems?

I am 7wks pregnant and take 1 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for back pain. Not daily, but as needed and no more than one in a day. Will the baby have any problems?

Probably safe: No medication is completely safe for the baby, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, the amount of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) you are taking has been used safely by others with no significant adverse effects to the fetus. Follow up with your obstetrician to make sure you and the baby stay healthy. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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