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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

No: Dilaudid has a short half life in the blood system and should be cleared out of your and your babies system by term unless you delivery within a day or two of your last dose. ...Read more

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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

No: Rare use of narcotics during pregnancy administered by physician is OK. Becomes more of a problem late in pregnancy if using lots of narcotics as baby can be born addicted and have to go trough narcotic withdrawl, which if you ever watched a newborn do this is a horrible way to start life. ...Read more

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After short term use of dilaudid, I'm having withdrawal and horrible depression. What do I do?

After short term use of dilaudid, I'm having withdrawal and horrible depression. What do I do?

Define short term: Do you mean 5-7 days or more? Assuming there's no other condition to complicate your discontinuation of the medication, it might be worthwhile restarting at a very low dose of Dilaudid and tapering it over about 3 days rather than abruptly stopping it. In acute pain syndromes for which opiates are indicated, withdrawal symptoms are pretty rare. ...Read more

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On Dilaudid, Percoset. Robeaxin for 2 1/2 weeks for leg injury. Weening off for a week. Plan to be completely off next week. Will I have withdrawal?

On Dilaudid, Percoset. Robeaxin for 2 1/2 weeks for leg injury. Weening off for a week. Plan to be completely off next week. Will I have withdrawal?

Withdrawals: With two opiate medications you are more likely to have withdrawals BUT it depends on how fast you are weaning off. Normally I would recommend reducing the dose by 25% per week. It will of course also depend on how much of each you are taking. If you are on equivalent of about 3 tables a day, there should be no withdrawal. Also, you are not on them for too long so chances of withdrawals are less. ...Read more

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Released from hospital taking 18 mg/day dilaudid 4 weeks ago, tapered myself down to 1mg morning and night- if I go cold turkey tomorrow will I have withdrawal symptoms

You may: Going to nothing may cause some withdrawal, but it may be mild and tolerable, and within a week should mostly resolve. Expect fatigue, mild insomnia, loose bowel. Can take some immodium. Lots of fluids if having more symptoms or difficulty talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections .

Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections .

See doctor: Why were you taking Dilaudid? My take is that the Dilaudid had suppressed your cough but not cured the cause thus your current problem. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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On morphine and dilaudid for 2+ months. Could I have withdrawal symptoms if I wait longer than the 8 hrs to take next MS contin 15mg?

Yes: You could be experiencing end of dose breakthrough manifested as withdrawal-like symptoms. MS Contin (morphine) or its generics frequently does not have 8 hours duration of relief. Also, Dilaudid for breakthrough pain is extremely short acting. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

FDA pregnancy CAT: C - would try to avoid using Dilaudid during pregnancy. ...Read more