Morphine for infants

Common Questions and Answers about Morphine for infants


Avatar_n_tn If you're otherwise healthy, you'll likely recover without complications. But for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants, older adults and people with compromised immune systems, viral gastroenteritis can be deadly. There's no effective treatment for viral gastroenteritis, so prevention is key. in addition to avoiding food and water that may be contaminated, thorough and frequent hand washing is your best defense. read this info http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar_f_tn I am somewhat surprised that they chose methadone to detox your baby. The usual way for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants to detox is morphine because it is so short acting, allowing a relatively fast taper. Methadone is a long acting opiate with half life of anywhere of 13 to more then 40 hours (meaning that it is in the body about 5 times that long). Given that infants' metabolism is usually faster than adults', it will probably be closer to 13 to 20, but it is still very long half-life.
647852_tn?1251251446 Opioid medications (such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span>, fentanyl, and sometime methadone) are often given to newborn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants, including extremely premature infants, to help control pain and discomfort. Depending upon the situation, one drug may be preferred over another. This class of pain medications has a very long history of safe use in premature infants.
Avatar_m_tn Hello, Urticaria pigmentosa is usually found in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants but it may affect adults also and produces lesions and intense itching. If you rub the lesions, hives may develop.
Avatar_m_tn Hello, Urticaria pigmentosa is usually found in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants but it may affect adults also and produces lesions and intense itching. If you rub the lesions, hives may develop.
2078327_tn?1333457603 Hello, Urticaria pigmentosa is usually found in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants but it may affect adults also and produces lesions and intense itching. If you rub the lesions, hives may develop.
217599_tn?1202854552 wish they did, it worked great for me. The baby has been in wd's for a week now, and it's not getting any better. I think they took her off of it too fast.
Avatar_f_tn There is, unfortunately, no known cure. There has been great advances for treatment for in-utero surgery and for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants/babies. The only answer I personally can give is "real" pain killers! I'm very sorry I can't give you a better answer. I hope your situation improves!
Avatar_f_tn I actually had a bad reaction to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> as well... I had a huge! Cold sore on my top lip and I just asked for this pregnancy for them not to use morphine, to give me a substitute or something else.
Avatar_m_tn is ativan dangerous for the baby during pregnancy? plus when will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> b dangerous 2 take? well when will it b harmful 4 the baby?
Avatar_n_tn About 5% chance transmission from mother to baby. It does happen though. The baby will go through withdrawl from the morphine (or most probably heroin), not fun to watch The treatment for Hep c is pretty tough. It's not for babies. The CDC has a web site that will give you some more information on hepatitis c.
Avatar_f_tn Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants from hydrocodone and acetaminophen, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother." ********************************************************************************* Women's Health.
Avatar_m_tn 1890- 1910 Bayer's Heroin... Was sold as a non-addictive substitute for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> and given to children with harsh coughs. Metcalf's Coca Wine.. . It was advertised as making you happy and also medicinal Mariani Wine... (cocaine) Pope Leo 13th carried a bottle of it and awarded the company a Vatican gold medal. Maltine with Coca Wine... It was suggested that adults drink a glass after every meal and children half a glass. Ferratin...
Avatar_f_tn The Fentanyl was a very low dose...12.5mcg...usually used for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>'s in patch form...The morphine I took was 30 mg twicw a day...I stopped those around 5 days ago CTRipped the patch off and flushed the morphine...mostly because I thought that taking my other meds would prevent any..or lessen...withdrawals...I;m prescrobed 10mg Percs 6 times a day and 350 mg Soma 4 times a day..I've already started tapering these to Percs 5 times a day and the Somas 3 times a day... Like I said..
1310633_tn?1430227691 Over the following weeks, doses are gradually decreased to wean babies off the drugs. Since adopting the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> protocol, the average hospital stay for these infants has decreased by several days, now averaging 24 days. As East Tennessee Children's Hospital continues to treat these defenseless drug-dependent babies and chip away at the underlying causes of drug abuse through education and proper medical care, Buchheit admits that the future for these newborns with NAS is uncertain.
772286_tn?1236142783 The prevalence of SIDS has decreased, due in part to educational campaigns about the importance of placing infants to sleep on their backs. However, SIDS remains the leading cause of death for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>fants in the first year of life in developed countries. Over the years, researchers have ruled out a number of possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome, including suffocation, vomiting or choking, birth defects and infection.
Avatar_n_tn I don't have to give him Mylicon drops like I used to. Usually colic is when a baby cries for 3 hours a day 3 times a week for 3 weeks. (they call this somekind of 3 code) but if u haven't already, talk to the doctor to see if his formula is upsetting his stomache. My son cried and cried after feedings and the doctor switched his formula and he has done great ever since. Goodluck. Remember ask about the LactoFree formula. His formula could be too strong for him.
Avatar_n_tn My uncle who is 68 yrs and is a diabetic has been feeling weak for a couple of weeks. He went for tests today and following are the results. GC SGOT 112 SGPT 316 Alkaline phosphatase 849 Hba 1C test Main blood glucose 220 8-10 unsatisfactory control I wish to know what the first set of the tests (those of liver) indicate. My uncle has been asked to get admitted in the hospital immediately.
572651_tn?1333939396 I have severe unrelenting migraines that will go on for months. Even I.V. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> will not always do the trick. I have noticed most of the above symptoms related the onset or disappearance of my cranial migraine. Often I must get the diarrhea before my migraine will end. I recently read how irritable bowel or similar symptomology may be related to MS. And it seems that migraine could therefore give some symptomology of IBS.
Avatar_n_tn I am almost 30 weeks pregnant, throught my pregnancy i have been taking painkillers such as vicodin, percocet, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span>. I dont think i am addicted to them becuz of the fact that when the pills are not around i dont go looking for them and i dont have to take them, but when they are around my household i dont have the will power not to take them. When i do take pills i never take more than 4 a day and never for longer than a couple days.
Avatar_m_tn so they treated my baby with normal antibiotics for 3 days. The fever was down after treatment, but the next day the fever went up again. So they did 2nd round blood test and gave him antiviral medicine because they suspected that my baby gotten herpes simplex type 1. At the same time they also giving him so many type of medicines ( increased blood pressure, antibiotics, morphine,adrenaline,plasma, etc).
Avatar_n_tn Your milk won't come in for 2-4 days, and mother nature has allowed for this. And you are right; just because one child didnt' take well to it doesn't mean this one won't! If you have to bottlefeed, it isn't the end of the world--it's the closeness that is important, the bonding, and the love that goes into each feeding that counts.
861995_tn?1239178291 I had been taking 8mg once a day. My doc had me take 6mg for the past 2 days and then 4 mg today. I'm supposed to do 4mg tomorrow, then 2mg for 2 more days and then stop. So far I feel fine. I've been following my baby's kicks carefully and she is acting normal thank God. My doc gave me Clonodine if I need it. So far I haven't needed any. Does anyone know what kind of things I should be expecting in the next few days?
Avatar_n_tn They should be able to tell you what to look for when he is completely weaned off. It really is not abnormal for a three month old to sneeze a lot or for that matter wake three times a night . What arrangement did you make with the mom for when she got out of the half way house, how long has she been clean? would she be willing to work with you to make the transition to her home .Keeping her son on the same schedule you have already provide him with.
Avatar_f_tn Just keep in mind that while there are studies done on taking pain medications while pregnant there is always a chance that the medications will affect the baby negatively.It option for me as I seen it one way, I would suffer for nine months and ensure my baby would not be affected or I could take the meds and risk my baby being harmed for the rest of her life.
458072_tn?1291418786 Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has ruled against family members who wanted to end the life of a man with mental disabilities. The court ruled that state law requires life-preserving treatment for people who are not near death and have not refused treatment. Randall Wenger of the independence Law Center and an allied attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) tells OneNewsNow the court stood with 53-year-old David Hockenberry, who has had acute mental disabilities since birth.
Avatar_f_tn Nursing Mothers Tramadol hydrochloride is not recommended for obstetrical preoperative medication or for post-delivery analgesia in nursing mothers because its safety in infants and newborns has not been studied. Following a single IV 100 mg dose of tramadol, the cumulative excretion in breast milk within 16 hours postdose was 100 mcg of tramadol (0.1% of the maternal dose) and 27 mcg of M1."
Avatar_f_tn Hi, I'm very disappointed and unhappy, although i'm passing a period that every woman would be glad in my shoes.. I'm 5 months pregnant and i've beeing doing heroin the whole time. I'm very upset doing that to my unborn son, and i'm so afraid too. Afraid of the phycical problems that he might have, afraid of how i'm gonna give birth, afraid of so many things... I've read that the best time to quit heroin if you are pregnant is in the second trimester. Is it true?
Avatar_n_tn They will do an evaluation of his development and see how he is doing. If he does not qualify for the program then..great....ask them for some ideas to keep him calm..they may have some other things to consider. If he seems to have a few delays down the them back. It is for children birth-3 years.
1794671_tn?1338798991 I thought it was like a huge deal but they said that it is more of a concern with people that are on long term pain medicine like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>morph<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>e</span> and methadone. As for pain management I am not on any.. they wanted to put me on really high long term pain medications and I felt like that would have been like signing my death certificate. I take the norco daily.. and my tolerance has gotten this high and it hasn't changed..