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Safe Oxycontin Pregnant
Yes: Most, if not all, pain meds are considered safe in pregnancy and post-partum to provide pain relief for the mom. However, we know that small amounts of the drug cross the placenta or pass into the breast milk, so the question isn't really if Oxycontin is safe to take, but is it necessary to take. There are other, less potent meds that will provide adequate pain relief without medicating the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am 32 weeks pregnant and am having horrible sciataca and back pain from a car accident a few years ago. I took a 30mg oxycontin that I still had from an old prescription. I'm wondering if this will effect my baby or any drug test that may be administere
Yes, it will: Pregnancy causes many changes in the body and can both be a source of new back pain and aggravate existing back pain. Opiate pain medication will pass directly into your baby's blood, and regular use in pregnancy can actually cause addiction and a withdrawal syndrome in the child, so opiates are not a preferred pain med in pregnancy. Your obstetrician or primary doc has other ways to help. ...Read more
Can a side effect of oxycotin be severe migraine with vomiting the next morning or should I be worried about being pregnant?
Oxycontin: Common things happen commonly. Worry about being pregnant. ...Read more
Is it safe to take oxycontin long term? I have chronic pain and was just put on it but have only heard horro stories about people using it.
I am 65 year old male on 200mg twice daily oxycontin, have been on 5 years is it safe to swap to targin. Oxy / naloxone. Have heard not safe?
Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?
Is it safe in regards to serotonin levels to take very little Cocaine (0,05 grams) while prescribed oxycontin 200mg and valium 10mg everyday? Thanks!
Drug Addiction: You are taking very high doses of Oxycontin. You clearly have an addiction issue and I would strongly recommend that you do not use cocaine but rather seek medical help for drug addiction. Good Luck as life is too precious to waste and you are so young. Get some help before it is too late. ...Read more
Is it safe to take oxycontin, 20mg ER tab twice a day, for my IBS with pain. For smooth muscle relaxant and pain with spasms. Could i go to 30mg.?
Ask your doc: All medication changes especially when dealing with a controlled substance should be discussed with your physician. Medication to medication interactions, medication side effects, and your specific medical conditions must all be taken into account in order to advise you properly. ...Read more
I take Humira, 100mgNycynta(5) & 10mg Oxycontin (3)for AS & SI joint pain. Are there other safer options for pain? I have gut/esophagus issues as well
Pain control: That sounds like a fairly common pain med schedule. Perhaps discuss changing the OxyContin to NucyntaER with Nucynta immediate release for use as needed for breakthrough pain. Nucynta has less side effects (especially in the gut) and that might be a benefit for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Opioid pain reliever: OxyContin is a long-acting opioid pain reliever with dosing at 8-12 hrs instead of 4-6 hrs like most other opioid meds. It can, unfortunately, be more easily abused than some & was thus the subject of some controversy a few yrs back, but I find it is an excellent medication for those w/ severe or long-term chronic pain. ...Read more
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