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Is It Safe To Take Vicodin 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
Migraine pain, need medicine. Tried to concieve thur, sat and sun today is tuesday. Is it safe to take imitrix or vicodin or could I b pregnant ?
This is critical: If you become pregnant, and then take Imitrex for your headaches, you have high risk of miscarriage. So, triptans are totally verboten (forbidden) during pregnancy. However, tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok, and my ob-gyn colleagues seem to be all right with vicodin. Many migraine meds are too dangerous to the fetus to risk, so my advice is to discuss fully with you obstetrician. A neurologist may also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discuss w/ OBGYN: Definitely discuss w/ your Dr. Each case may differ. For sure, avoid frequent or high dose use. Risks to baby exist. They may become addicted, suffer respiratory issues or even some increased risk of deformation. Rare, low dose use is possibly safe - but discuss it for the best decision. ...Read more
Been told by obgyn and neurologist vicodin ok to take while pregnant. I'm almost 12 wks. Is it really ok? Any studies done? does it cross placenta?
I have been taking Vicodin for about 2 months and I'm pregnant will this affect my baby when it's time to deliver which is a couple weeks?
Yes: and its CRITICAL that your OB provider know this in advance. Depending on how much Vicodin you are taking, there is a chance that your baby will develop what is called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This doesn't happen in all babies, but babies where mothers are using opiates should be observed for at least 3 days to determine if NAS is present. It can be treated, but may take weeks. ...Read more
Worried! can unborn baby withdrawal over just few vicodin taken early on in pregnancy like 17-23 wks. I only took 1-2 mthly & will it show afterbirth?
What to do if i'm 18 weeks pregnant and have been taking vicodin 35-40 mgs per day for migraines and severe back pain?
Can taking different medications like vicodin or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) while pregnant cause the child to develop adhd?
If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?
No.: There little to no evidence linking paternally ingested drugs to birth defects. The paternal contribution to birth defects had to do with age (more autosomal dominant rare but severe traits can manifest after de novo mutations in the spermatozoa) and family history and not generally with drug exposure. ...Read more
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