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Is it safe to take vicodin while pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 ?

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 more

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Is it safe for someone who is 15 weeks pregnant to take vicodin after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it safe for someone who is 15 weeks pregnant to take vicodin after a wisdom tooth extraction?

No!: It might be safe for you but it is absolutely not recommended for your unborn child. Consult with your dentist and more importantly with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can you safely take Vicodin for pain occasionally in first trimester pregnancy ?

Can you safely take Vicodin for pain occasionally in first trimester pregnancy ?

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

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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?

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?

Pain medication: It is prudent to avoid taking any controlled narcotic pain medications when you are pregnant. Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to be an appropriate choice but also avoid excessively taking it unless it is necessary. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Stay calm: A few vicodin taken during pregnancy will not cause withdrawal. It is also unlikely to cause any birth defects. Please discuss your concerns with your ob. But be reassured that unless you are opiate dependent, your baby will not be affected by a few doses. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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