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What are the effects of Suboxone on a pregnant woman?

What are the effects of Suboxone on a pregnant woman?

SUBUTEX: Typically in pregnancy subutex is used which does not have the Naloxone part. Better subutex than a drug you are getting illegally. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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If a person is pregnant and tapering from Suboxone can they still continue to taper? Or what happens? will they go up in dose?

If a person is pregnant and tapering from Suboxone can they still continue to taper? Or what happens? will they go up in dose?

Depends: In general, expert consensus is that women should NOT try to get off opioid replacement therapy when pregnant, particularly not in the first trimester, where there is a potential increase in miscarriage and other problems, and in the last trimester where stillbirth and other complications may be increased.In women doing well, tapering is best done in the second trimester with help of the OB. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm pregnant and i need to know what to do about my daily medicines they are 30 mg aderall once daily and Suboxone i take one quarter of a 8.2 sublingul once a day so what do I do.

I just found out i'm pregnant and i need to know what to do about my daily medicines they are 30 mg aderall once daily and Suboxone i take one quarter of a 8.2 sublingul once a day so what do I do.

Serious discussions: What you do, is have serious discussions between you, your ob-gyn, and your psychiatrist about the risk of these medications to your baby, vs the benefit of your staying on them. This is different for each person, as maternal mental health is extremely important. Your doctors might advise you to stop the adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the Suboxone is another question. Please work with your doctors on this. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy is it possible for the baby to end up addicted to suboxone?

How early in pregnancy is it possible for the baby to end up addicted to suboxone?

Addiction: Baby will be addicted if you are. So if you get off the drug and are clean baby will have no addiction when born. So get off anything that is addictive including cigarettes. ...Read more

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I am currently prescribed Suboxone 8 mg a day and eventually would like to get pregnant. Is it safe for the baby if pregnant while on suboxone?

I am currently prescribed Suboxone 8 mg a day and eventually would like to get pregnant. Is it safe for the baby if pregnant while on suboxone?

Opioids in Pregnancy: Methadone is the only approved medication but buprenorphine is becoming more acceptable. Practitioners generally use subutex rather than suboxone. According to the National Institutes of Health, 2010:"Babies born to women addicted to opioids fare better when their mothers are treated with either the addiction medication buprenorphine or methadone than babies whose mothers are not treated at all". ...Read more

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What is better for detoxing from heroin, methadone or suboxone, while 6 months pregnant?

What is better for detoxing from heroin, methadone or suboxone, while 6 months pregnant?

Suboxone: Suboxone (buprenorphine) has an improved safety profile compared to methadone. Methadone has a very unpredictable elimination half-life in the body, and therefore, a higher risk profile. ...Read more

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Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which better not clear: Both Methadone and suboxone would be better than heroin. Which of the two likely better than the other given 6 mos into pregnancy is not entirely clear. Methadone, the older drug, is often preferred during pregnancy, though pregnancy class d. Some evidence to suggest less neonatal opioid dependence occurs with suboxone, pregnancy class c. Ref: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3271614/. ...Read more

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Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

No: Benzodiazepines and suboxone have been known to cause death, when taken together. I would not take them together even if i were not pregnant. Benzodiazepines during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more