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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pain Pills While Pregnant (Overview)

Pain pills such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including Motrin and ibuprofen are not recommended during pregnancy. Pregnant women can Tylenol under the supervision of their doctor.


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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pain Pills While Pregnant (Overview)

Pain pills such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including Motrin and ibuprofen are not recommended during pregnancy. Pregnant women can Tylenol under the supervision of their doctor.


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Can i be pregnant even if i'm on the pill even when i'm supposed to get my period. I've had painful 1s before that's y i'm on it dr said no . Was safe?

Can i be pregnant even if i'm on the pill even when i'm supposed to get my period. I've had painful 1s before that's y i'm on it dr said no . Was safe?

Preg. is possible: Birth control pills are very effective but not 100% effective (for several reasons). A few women will still get pregnant while on the pill. So, a woman can do a urine pregnancy test is she is worried that she may be pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a friend who I'm pretty sure is abusing pain pills hydrocodone etc, what are the side effects. How can I help her stop if posable?

I have a friend who I'm pretty sure is abusing pain pills hydrocodone etc, what are the side effects. How can I help her stop if posable?

Lots of side effects: The list of side effects is long I'll link to one. Expressions of caring and concern are really all one can do. Offers to help w/ whatever she may see as away to stop. Joining a gym together or meditation, yoga, etc classes. Gentle but firm reminders. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydrocodone-side-effects.html Friendship will help but it may take patience. ...Read more

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I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

If you quit now: You may go into premature labor and your baby may go through withdrawal in utero however if you continue as at present the baby may have neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth it's a catch 22 you should find a board certified addictionologist in ABAM to help slowly wean your meds and get the best result ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more

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Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more

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What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

Depends: Tylenol is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

Pulling out: The pullout method has an extremely high failure rate. If you continue with this method you will most likely get pregnant eventually. Consider starting birth control. You also mentions that your boyfriend may have a problem with pain pill addiction. Think about if this is the right time to have a baby with this man. Encourage him to get help. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Analgesic (Definition)

Analgesic is a medication similar to Pain medicine. An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more