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Is it safe to take percocet while pregnant, I have sickle cell?

Is it safe to take percocet while pregnant, I have sickle cell?

Tough question: We do not recommend opioid use in pregnant women chronically, as infants will be born with symptoms of addiction known as neonatal abstinence syndrome that can result in prolonged hospitalization for the infant. However, sickle cell anemia with vasoocclusive crisis can be very painful condition that requires opioids for pain management. My recommendation is to use opioids only when pain is bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Is it safe to take percocet while pregnant after getting teeth pulled?

Is it safe to take percocet while pregnant after getting teeth pulled?

Have seen it.: Talk to your physician about it. The trimester of the pregnancy may play a part as well. Make sure that both your denstist and your physician are on the same page. There may be other options and if you don't hurt a lot just take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead. ...Read more

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How save are percocet to take during pregnancy?

How save are percocet to take during pregnancy?

Opiate & pregnancy: It is not recommended to use opiate in the pregnancy. It can affect fetal development in the first trimester and it can cause great stress for the baby due to withdrawal. If you are so dependent on the opiate, please discuss it with your doctor before trying to have a baby. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant, can I take percocet for a few days after having a tooth extracted?

Yes...: A couple of doses of Percocet to control pain after a surgical procedure should not be a problem. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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I just found out im pregnant i take percocet for my back problems i need a safe answer to get off the pills i need to get off pecocet with out a meth program I have been taking for for pain period not to get high I have had some bad problems with my back

I just found out im pregnant i take percocet for my back problems i need a safe answer to get off the pills i need to get off pecocet with out a meth program I have been taking for for pain period not to get high I have had some bad problems with my back

See addiction MD: It is not safe to go through "cold turkey" withdrawal in pregnancy. It risks both your safety and the safety of your unborn child. Depending on how many Percocet you were using, a variety of things could be done, ranging from a supervised detoxification to maintenance with Buprenorphine (suboxone/subutex). All this has to start with seeing an addiction specialist-asam.Org or aaap.Org can help. ...Read more

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I took percocet while I was pregnant for back pain and my son came out fine?

I took percocet while I was pregnant for back pain and my son came out fine?

That is great news: Congratulations on a healthy new baby. This medicine is pregnancy category c which means that animal studies show some risk but human studies not available or not definitive. A medicine has a "risk" warning does not mean that all babies will be affected--just as some medicine works for one person and not other. Anyhow, you are fortunate to have a healthy baby. Congrats. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just found out I am pregnant and I have a kidney issue that has me on percocet 10s for 6 months prescribed. How am I suppose to safely detox? No ins

I just found out I am pregnant and I have a kidney issue that has me on percocet 10s for 6 months prescribed. How am I suppose to safely detox? No ins

How often for ?issue: Your OB provider and your prescribing physician need to be in contact with each other. If there are no other choices to treat the pain of your condition, and you are taking a modest dose (3-4 tablets per day), the chances that the baby will have neonatal abstinence syndrome is about 30%. You need to deliver in a setting where they know how to treat it - ideally a tertiary referral center. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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