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What are the effects of Suboxone on a pregnant woman?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: SUBUTEX

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

In brief: SUBUTEX

Typically in pregnancy subutex is used which does not have the Naloxone part.
Better subutex than a drug you are getting illegally.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Category C

Cateory c means there has been reports of bad effects in fetus of animals but no controlled studies have been done in humans or animals.
It means it is not completely safe. It also means it is not completely contraindicated but it's use should me carefully recommended and balanced against avoiding it ( not easy decision).

In brief: Category C

Cateory c means there has been reports of bad effects in fetus of animals but no controlled studies have been done in humans or animals.
It means it is not completely safe. It also means it is not completely contraindicated but it's use should me carefully recommended and balanced against avoiding it ( not easy decision).
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Better than addictio

Its better than chasing around short acting narcotics.
It is an essential part of managing addiction. Subutex recommended in preg b/c if suboxone injected, w/d, not good for baby. Otherwise the Naloxone part not a big deal. Avg nicu stay suboxone 10d, Methadone 17 d; suboxoxone babies 1/3 the amnt of meds but starts to happen about day 4 or 5 after delivery. Get on lowest dose to prevent w/d.

In brief: Better than addictio

Its better than chasing around short acting narcotics.
It is an essential part of managing addiction. Subutex recommended in preg b/c if suboxone injected, w/d, not good for baby. Otherwise the Naloxone part not a big deal. Avg nicu stay suboxone 10d, Methadone 17 d; suboxoxone babies 1/3 the amnt of meds but starts to happen about day 4 or 5 after delivery. Get on lowest dose to prevent w/d.
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