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Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine safe in pregnancy 32 weeks?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine safe in pregnancy 32 weeks?

Opioids Pregnancy: Opioids are generally avoided during pregnancy. Opioids have risks (to the unborn child) and these risks need to be weighed against the mother's medical needs. These risks and benefits need to be discussed with you and your physician. Duration and dose of medication plays a significant roll in this discussion. ...Read more

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Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Yes if : If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...Read more

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Has anyone been prescribed tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine while pregnant?

Has anyone been prescribed tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine while pregnant?

Narcotics in Pg: It is used only for severe pain where nothing else will work. ...Read more

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Can I safely take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

Can I safely take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: Acetaminophen (tylenol) and narcotics (codeine' morphine) are safe for pain relief during pregnancy. Warning: stay below 4, 000 mg of Acetaminophen per day. Overdoses can cause liver dysfunction/failure. Important: narcotic overdose causes respiratory distress/failure. Overdose based on tolerance not specific doses. Note: toxins/infections cause the most damage in early pregnancy as organs form. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metochlopromide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metochlopromide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

Would not take: You are right! neither drug a good idea with pregnancy. If the doctor you are seeing isnt a board certafied ob/gyn then i suggest you consult one . If your doctor is a ob/gyn i suggest you find another one. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine possible pregnant?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine possible pregnant?

Meds with pregnancy: Must be careful with medications if you think you are pregnant. Check with you OB for questions. Get urine pregnancy test done. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin with paracetamol, ferrograd, and codeine phosphate Ta while I am 8 months pregnant? Thanks

Can I take amoxicillin with paracetamol, ferrograd, and codeine phosphate Ta while I am 8 months pregnant? Thanks

Safety: Codiene is not recommended during pregnancy. Safety is not well established. Long term use can lead to growth retardation, dependence and withdrawal in the fetus. Very short term use for acute injury is generally felt not to be harmful. The other drugs mentioned are ok. ...Read more

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Im 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metoclopramide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

Im 7 weeks pregnant.Dr put me on metoclopramide for bad sickness, leaflet says not rec for early preg?Also gave me codeine, leaflet says can't mix the 2?

Metoclopramide OK: Metoclopramide is commonly used for nausea in early pregnancy. Although we can never be absolutely certain a drug is safe, Metoclopramide is category b for pregnancy, and is probably as safe as anything you could take. Codeine often causes nausea. I wouldn't recommend it when you already have nausea. ...Read more