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Is It Okay To Take Lortabs 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk with no available human studies, or animal studies show minor risks and human studies showed no risk.) Most class B drugs are considered relatively safe in pregnancy. With normal dosing, alcohol negligible. ...Read more
No: Clonazepan is a long-acting benzodiazepine, pregnancy category d, meaning positive risk to the fetus. Discuss w/ OB risk to fetus vs benefit to you. If quitting, should be tapered off to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Buspar (buspirone) is category b & may provide temporary option during your pregnancy. Be sure to take your pre-natal vitamins (folic acid especially). ...Read more
Yes: If you have a headache or some trouble sleeping, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm as the package insert says. If you need to take this medication though every night, you may want to discuss the problem you are having with your obstetrician. If you are having headaches later in the pregnancy, you need your blood pressure etc checked. Tell your OB at your next visit that you are taking this med. ...Read more
See below: The risks of amitryptyline have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of robitussin dm when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more
Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anxiety issues, and realize it will dehydrate you somewhat. I like the 12 hour pills, and generally can only take one in the morning. Taking it in the evening frequently causes insomnia. For every sudafed tablet drink an additional 12 ounces of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12wks pregnant - migraine. Bad. Out of my regular meds but I have a Lortab 10 - is that safe to take and will it help? Please help!
Neither one.: Hello. I am a mom with two kids. Neither one of these medications are good for a growing fetus. Avoid them like the plague. This a time period in which you should want to keep risk factors to your baby to the bare minimum. Unfortunately, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is all your OB is going to allow you. Ask them about topical compounds. They might approve things like lidocaine or diclofenac gel to specific areas. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and i was addicted to lortabs but i've been clean for almost two weeks. Will my baby still be addicted when born?
I am 36 weeks pregnant. The doctor gave me lortab iv. I've been taking it for two weeks. Is my baby going to be safe?
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
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
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
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
I'm 12 weeks pregnant, and have pulled something in my neck. I am in agony. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to ease the pain?
You Can: This is a treacherous area. Opiate pain medication and tylenol (acetaminophen) (the two ingredients in NORCO) are considered safe in pregnancy but should be reserved for occasional use when really needed. Opiates taken every day rapidly lead to tolerance and addiction in both mother and baby. Babies born dependent on opiates experience withdrawal and generally have problems even after they withdraw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 22 weeks pregnant and want to stop norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. Is it safe?I take 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day.How should I go about stopping so no withdrawals?
Slowly taper: In the states we would put you on either Methadone or Buprenorphine during pregnancy and then taper after. Since that may not be an option, do a slow taper, go down to 5 pills a day for 5 days and then 4 a day for 5 days and so on. We don't usually try to detox pregnant patients since the stress can trigger early labor. Discuss your options with your ob. ...Read more
I have chronic back and neck pain.I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and i'm wondering if baby will have withdrawal when born?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic: All narcotics can cause symptoms of withdrawal after cessation of use. Everything you take affects the fetus in some way. Norco is hydrocodone and acetaminophen(tylenol). Hydrocodone is a synthetic derivative of an opiate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 18 weeks pregnant my ob said i couldn't take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or FioRicet for my migraines, but another ob in the same practice said it was OK? I'm confused
Risk/benefit ratio: This is an example of risk/benefit ratio, the situation is if you migraines are to the point that you may end up in the emergency room where they would need narcotic to relieve your pain, it is better to take a smaller dose of narcotic to relieve pain. these medication do affect your fetus but in lower doses and short term use they do not have long term effects to the fetus. ...Read more
My wife just found out she's pregant she takes norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7.5/325mg is it safe for her to still take them she has serve back neck and knee pain?
Other meds preferred: Congratulations on the pregnancy. The most common reason women take these pain medications are back pain and headaches. When used carefully by a pregnant woman under the direction of a doctor for a short period of time, there is no conclusive evidence that hydrocodone will cause long-term effects in babies. Excessive use cause complications for the baby, however, particularly after delivery. ...Read more
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