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Is It Safe To Take Suboxone While Pregnant
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
Dual diagnosis: I recommend not taking ambien (zolpidem) and suboxone. Withdrawal and insomnia is part of the process of withdrawal. Taking another potentially addictive medication is not recommended. I would only advise it's use under the strict oversight of an addiction specialist during the time of use under a medication of Suboxone which enhances it's effects ...Read more
What's alternative?: If your opiate addiction is so severe that without suboxone you are likely to relapse, being on this medication is safer than not. Obviously it has some risks that are worse than sugar pill, but that's not what we must compare it to - we must compare to to heroin and/or other opiates you were using before starting suboxone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just found out i'm pregnant and i need to know what to do about my daily medicines they are 30 mg aderall once daily and Suboxone i take one quarter of a 8.2 sublingul once a day so what do I do.
Serious discussions: What you do, is have serious discussions between you, your ob-gyn, and your psychiatrist about the risk of these medications to your baby, vs the benefit of your staying on them. This is different for each person, as maternal mental health is extremely important. Your doctors might advise you to stop the adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the Suboxone is another question. Please work with your doctors on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently prescribed Suboxone 8 mg a day and eventually would like to get pregnant. Is it safe for the baby if pregnant while on suboxone?
Opioids in Pregnancy: Methadone is the only approved medication but buprenorphine is becoming more acceptable. Practitioners generally use subutex rather than suboxone. According to the National Institutes of Health, 2010:"Babies born to women addicted to opioids fare better when their mothers are treated with either the addiction medication buprenorphine or methadone than babies whose mothers are not treated at all". ...Read more
I am 24 weeks pregnant and was weened off of Suboxone by a doctor but am still having trouble sleeping, what can I safely take take to help me sleep?
I am concerned about: what you and your doctor did. The relapse rate in pregnant women with opioid abuse, if taken off agonist therapy, is around 90%. Relapsing to your drug of choice will be far worse than remaining on suboxone, which is very safe in pregnancy, and produces generally a mild neonatal abstinence syndrome than Methadone or street drugs, and in fewer babies. You need to ask your ? to an OB provider. ...Read more
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