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Is it safe to take morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time.
Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time.

In brief: Yes

You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time.
Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
LIMITED USE ESSENTIAL AS IT CAN MAKE LUNG PROBLEMS FOR A BABY
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If morphine is indicated for pain relief, for example after a surgery or procedure, it is safe to take during pregnancy/breastfeeding.
In most cases, tylenol (acetaminophen) is the pain reliever of choice. After you deliver/during breastfeeding, it is also ok to take Ibuprofen or other nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

In brief: Yes

If morphine is indicated for pain relief, for example after a surgery or procedure, it is safe to take during pregnancy/breastfeeding.
In most cases, tylenol (acetaminophen) is the pain reliever of choice. After you deliver/during breastfeeding, it is also ok to take Ibuprofen or other nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
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