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Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

Not ideal: Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby. Best to avoid medications whenever possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Can you take vicodin while breastfeeding ?

Can you take vicodin while breastfeeding ?

Vicodin in milk: Vicodin is secreted in breast milk. It contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) and hydrocodone. When breast feeding you should limit your dose to 30 mg a day or less and observe baby for signs of sedation. Some moms are fast metabolizers of vicodin and can secrete higher amounts than normal. There are some physicians that recommend not taking it to avoid risks to the baby. Talk to you obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Hydrocodone (Norco/Vicodin) while you are exclusively breastfeeding?

Maybe: You must realize that what ever the mother ingests there is some passing to the breastmilk. They would certainly be a small amount of opioid medication passed on to the baby. In general this is safe however over long periods of time it would be possible for the child to perhaps be somewhat opioid tolerant and therefore there's always the possibility of opioid withdrawal. I would ask your obstetrician their opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Possibly: Vicodin and zoloft (sertraline) are often used together safely. However, these medications can both be in breast milk. It is important that you speak to your ob/gyn and/or your pediatrician about this issue. ...Read more

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How long after taking vicodin can I breastfeed? Thanks!

How long after taking vicodin can I breastfeed? Thanks!

See below: Hydrocodone and its metabolites are detectable in the breast mild days after ingestion. The level depends on the amount taken and your rapidity of metabolism. You can breastfeed with the infant being monitored but try to keep intake at a minimum of less than 35 mg a day. Remember its effect on the infant is also variable. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms withdrawls of vicodins?

Withdrawal: Early symptoms : first 24 hours : muscle aches restlessness anxiety lacrimation (eyes tearing up) runny nose excessive sweating inability to sleep yawning very often later symptoms : diarrhea abdominal cramping goose bumps on the skin nausea and vomiting dilated pupils. ...Read more

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Why is vicodin so bad?

It depends: Your question is somewhat vague. All medications when appropriately prescribed for its indication and taken as directed by a physician should not be a problem. Vicodin is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is indicated for moderate to severe pain. The issue is the misuse/abuse of the medication. It has the potential for physical dependence, cause respiratory depression when taken in excess & death. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

2.5/325 : The lowest manufactured dose in the us is 2.5 milligrams of hydrocodone + 325 mg of milligrams (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I am trying to get a script for my Vicodin. ?

In person evaluation: If you need a prescription for an opioid like Vicodin, you need to seek an inperson evaluation for appropriateness. An online physician source isn't a feasible, or appropriate, mechanism for something like this. I do wish you the best of luck though and hope your issue can be addressed sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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