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Doctor insights on: Can You Give A Pregnant Woman Morphine

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Is it safe! for a doctor to give morphine to a pregnant mother?

Is it safe! for a doctor to give morphine to a pregnant mother?

With caution yes: any time opiates given to a pregnant woman the benefit to the mother must outweigh the risk to the baby. There is no reason to believe it will hurt the baby's development but EVERYONE needs to know the mother is on morphine and prepare for the baby to withdraw after delivery. Be certain everyone is on the same page. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it ok to take morphine while trying to get pregnant?

Is it ok to take morphine while trying to get pregnant?

I would encourage: You to hold off on getting pregnant until you are well enough to no longer need morphine. Are you using the morphine for a medical problem or recreationally? ...Read more

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Is morphine safe during pregnancy with twins 6weeks 6days ?

If possible, avoid: This is something to discuss w/ all the doctors involved. Generally it is not recommended, but if needed in an emergency, they can plan for how to handle it best. Read this link and talk to them. Best! http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/morphine.html ...Read more

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What would happen if I took roxanol (morphine) during pregnancy?

What would happen if I took roxanol (morphine) during pregnancy?

Roxanol (morphine): Roxanol (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and should be reserved for the treatment of severe, acute pain. (broken bones, burns, etc) Its a Category C drug which means harm to the fetus can't be ruled out. If taken after the first trimester but not in the last 2 weeks, the baby is probably fine. If taken real late in pregnancy the baby can go through physical withdrawal problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time. Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take morphine 30 pill wile pregnant I'm 10 weeks I HV bad back pain?

Is it OK to take morphine 30 pill wile pregnant I'm 10 weeks I HV bad back pain?

No: Not unless prescribed by or okayed by your obstetrician. Some opiates (usually methadone or buprenorphine) in cautious doses are safe in pregnancy to treat heroine or other illicit opiate addiction, but they do cross the placenta and can lead to sedation or withdrawal in a developing fetus if not dosed carefully and consistently. Opiates in most situations are unduly risky for pain in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Possibly pregnant keep getting bad migraines that lasts for weeks until it gets so bad I go to the ER the ONLY thing that helps is morphine help?

Possibly pregnant keep getting bad migraines that lasts for weeks until it gets so bad I go to the ER the ONLY thing that helps is morphine help?

Break up pattern: The ER is absolutely the worst place to go with a migraine, as the lights, noise, commotion, make all worse. Narcotics such as morphine are completely inappropriate and breed chronic daily headaches. If you are pregnant, breathing 100% oxygen may help. If not, should start an OTC preventative, such as riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, even magnesium. Find headache specialist. ...Read more

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Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take morphine during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Morphine: Every drug you take must be balanced by it's risks. Morphine is safe but you have not said why you are taking it and for how long. If you have surgery and need pain control, then by all means use the drug. If you are taking it for other reasons, then you need to ask yourself do I need the medication. It is best to use the least amount of medications. ...Read more

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Im 9 weeks pregnant and have migrains an a tumor in my brain is it ok to take low doses of morphine for my pain I have a tumor in my brain an have cafosis of the spine along with migraines

Im 9 weeks pregnant and have migrains an a tumor in my brain is it ok to take low doses of morphine for my pain I have a tumor in my brain an have cafosis of the spine along with migraines

Consult your MD: If you are pregnant you should consult your pharmacist or ob/gyn for permission to take any medication, especially during the first ten weeks of pregnancy when all the organs of the fetus are forming. ...Read more

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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if my morphine sulfate 200mg tablets are safe for pregnancy if they will affect the baby developmentally my doctor wants to keep me on them for the 1st trimester in fear I will lose the baby. I've lost 2 pregnancies already.

I'm wondering if my morphine sulfate 200mg tablets are safe for pregnancy if they will affect the baby developmentally my doctor wants to keep me on them for the 1st trimester in fear I will lose the baby. I've lost 2 pregnancies already.

Hi morphine dose: Your infant will no doubt be born addicted and will have to be weaned off of morphine from birth. You are on a really high dose of morphine. It's not clear why. Both for your sake and the baby's try to detox as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm almost 19 weeks pregnant and I have a fybroid that's starting to cause some severe pain. The doctor gave me morphin, is my baby at risk?

I'm  almost 19 weeks pregnant and I have a fybroid that's starting to cause some severe pain. The doctor gave me morphin, is my baby at risk?

Not a problem: Using a narcotic short term for severe pain is not a problem. However, if you use narcotics long-term during the pregnancy, it can cause the baby to be born addicited and have to go through withdrawl after it is born. An occassional dose here and there is not a big problem, but always let your OB know any meds you take for both your safety and that of your baby. ...Read more

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Why do the doctors give morphine to dying patience?

Provides comfort: Morphine helps to ease two of the most concerning processes with the dying patient, which are pain and the sensation of suffocation. If the decision is made to let nature take its course, appropriate doses of morphine can help relieve suffering. ...Read more

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Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Relspse : Since morphine is derived from the same plant possible. However I wouldn't withhold in an acute pain situation such as surgery ...Read more

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How can it be that morphine sulphate 10 mg gives me a migraine?

How can it be that morphine sulphate 10 mg gives me a migraine?

Side Effects: Morphine is notorious for having a lot of side effects. Other opiates tend to be better in the side effect profile. ...Read more

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Is there a standing order that says that palliative care nurses will give patients morphine?

Is there a standing order that says that palliative care nurses will give patients morphine?

If needed: Palliative care is a broader term than hospice care or end-of-life care. Many patients with life-threatening conditions receiving palliative care do not have pain; morphine is not necessary in this case. Pain is a significant problem for many patients receiving hospice care; appropriate use of narcotics and other means to control pain is an essential part of these patient's care. ...Read more

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A patient who is diagnosed with mi, he is anxious and restless would u give him morphine 2 mg ivp ?

A patient who is diagnosed with mi, he is anxious and restless would u give him morphine 2 mg ivp ?

Why?: Why? Where is the patient? Are you in the medical field? Morphine can be used as part of an overall, comprehensive treatment for mi, but there are contra-indications. I feel it is not appropriate for us here at healthtap to second guess someone already undergoing medical care, especially as we do not have nearly enough information to make such judgments. ...Read more

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Could codeine give the same happy feeling as morphine and heroin; jonathan gornall journalist said it is a?

Opiates: Codeine is an opiate like morphine and heroin. Morphine is extracted directly from the seed pods of certain poppy plants, and both heroin and Codeine are processed from morphine. Intoxication from all three can lead to a temporary "happy" high, but this isn't long-term happiness. All are habit-forming, too -- especially if you're using them for intoxication rather than pain control. ...Read more

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Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more