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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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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?

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

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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?

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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Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

No: Suboxone is classified as category c by the fda. It has caused defects in animal studies but has not been adequately studied in humans. Hydrocodone also carries a c classification. Use of either is only indicated if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your obstetrician will advise you. ...Read more

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

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

No: The clear recommendation is to ONLY resort to it if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus. So, it's a judgement call. Definitely talk to your OBGYN before taking it and seek alternative means of managing pain. This will be valuable to you over the near future at least. Best wishes for a healthy birth experience. ...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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I am 29 weeks pregnant and i'm out ofmy norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10s, i took 4-5 a day prescribed, for at least a month. Having withdrawals now. Is baby safe?

Go to DETOX: Nope. You are not safe and the baby is not safe. Your addiction has led you to the point where you may seize if you withdraw. It is time today to get to a medical detox center to be observed as you enter being drug and alcohol free. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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