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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. Milroy Samuel
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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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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

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If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

Considered ok: Studies have found that less than 2% of the medication will appear in breast milk. Although no long term studies are available to list this as a completely benign med, it is considered safe. See:hale t, medications and mother's milk, 15ed.2012. ...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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Would taking Suboxone while being pregnant make you vomit and get very sick and pass out?

Would taking Suboxone while being pregnant make you vomit and get very sick and pass out?

It depends: Complications of pregnancy alone can cause the problems you mentioned in your question. So can suboxone. You need to discuss this matter with your obstetrician right away. If you do not have one, you need one right away. You may be causing some damage to your developing fetus. Please seek out appropriate help for yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant and taking 4 mg of Suboxone can I stop taking it and will it hurt my baby if i go through w/d?

22 weeks pregnant and taking 4 mg of Suboxone can I stop taking it and will it hurt my baby if i go through w/d?

Withdrawl: Please do not stop taking suboxone without supervision of a physician. You may experience adverse effects to yourself which can ultimately be harmful to your fetus. Suboxone is used to control withdrawal in a medically supervised environment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Suboxone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Suboxone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What's alternative?: If your opiate addiction is so severe that without suboxone you are likely to relapse, being on this medication is safer than not. Obviously it has some risks that are worse than sugar pill, but that's not what we must compare it to - we must compare to to heroin and/or other opiates you were using before starting suboxone. ...Read more

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I was wondering how far back drugs can be detected using chord blood? I used marijuana and a piece of a suboxone before I found out I was pregnant, be

I was wondering how far back drugs can be detected using chord blood? I used marijuana and a piece of a suboxone before I found out I was pregnant, be

Not where they look: If you are suspected of using during pregnancy they would first look at your pee, which clears relatively quickly & does not go back to long ago exposures. Any use after the 12th week of pregnancy may show up in the babies poop, where trace amounts can linger for months.They don't screen every baby, so unless you give them a reason to look, they wouldn't.The exposure you cited would not show up. ...Read more

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I am 7 months pregnant and need an ob in Phoenix who will not judge me as trash because I am on a Suboxone program. My current ob is full of judgement?

I am 7 months pregnant and need an ob in Phoenix who will not judge me as trash because I am on a Suboxone program. My current ob is full of judgement?

Healthgrades.com: This is a website that could be helpful to find a compassionate doctor. Another one is evitals.com, I believe. Public libraries typically have computers and personal that will help with internet searches. ...Read more

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Iam probation and got tested for Suboxone 5 days later after ingestion of 2 mg of the drug. I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant and weight 160. Will i pas?

Iam probation and got tested for Suboxone 5 days later after ingestion of 2 mg of the drug. I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant and weight 160. Will i pas?

Impossible to say: Suboxone is a long half-life medication but metabolism can vary from individual to individual, and it also depends on what the "cutofff" level the lab uses for a "positive" result. The more important question is why you took 2 mg of suboxone without a doctor's supervision. You may have the genetic disease of "addiction" which could endanger your life or the life of your baby. Get help. ...Read more

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I just found out I was 13 weeks pregnant and I have been taking Suboxone and klonopin since april...I tried cutting back on the Suboxone but I start to have cold sweats and anxiety very badly and need the klonopin to help with sleeping. What should I do?

I just found out I was 13 weeks pregnant and I have been taking Suboxone and klonopin since april...I tried cutting back on the Suboxone but I start to have cold sweats and anxiety very badly and need the klonopin to help with sleeping. What should I do?

Work with doctor: You need to work very carefully with your doctors -- your ob-gyn and your prescribing psychiatrist -- to manage your pregnancy and the medicines you're on. Although these medicines may result in some problems for your baby, going through active opiate or benzodiazepine withdrawal could be much worse. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist could help: www.Smfm.Org. ...Read more

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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