Percocet for pregnant women

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I read some of the other answers to the question is percocet safe to take while pregnant. Most of the ladies were futher along than the young lady that I'm concerned about. I believe she is only 4 weeks and is having pain from a tilted uterus. The doc gave her percocet for the pain. This is her third child and 21 yrs old. The dr told her that she may not be able to have any more children if this one is able to come full term. He already wants to put her on bed rest.
My doctor put me on percocet for the pain that I am having while pregnant. I am sure my doctor wouldn't give me something that would harm my unborn child but I am just curious to know what the affects are on a 37 week old fetus whose mother is taking 5mg percocet once to twice a day? Could my baby be born addicted? Is my child getting high off the affects of the pills?
As for the nausea when you stop taking the pills, you can ask your doctor for a script for phenergan. They do prescribe that to pregnant women for morning sickness anyway so it must be a safe med. and that's one of the meds I took to help me detox from Methadone - which is about the hardest c/t one can do.
I am almost 19 weeks pregnant and have been taking percocet for over a year now. The past 6 months I have taken up to 10 10/325 a day. Once I found out I was pregnant, I was lowered to 5/325 and up to 6 a day. That was to big of a drop and she moved me up to 8 a day of the 7.5/3.25 a day. This is my fourth pregnancy and I have never taken a pain medication other than tylenol before while pregnant. I just wanted to know if anyone else has been through this.
I just found out I am about 4 weeks pregnant and couldn't be happier, but i am addicted to percocet and need to kick the habit like yesterday! I have been taking between 300 and 390 mg of 30 mg percocet. i found out 5 days ago, and have started to taper down and have cut it down by %50 already. My questions are have i damaged my baby in these 4 weeks that i didn't know i was pregnant and was taking high doses of percocet? is it safe to taper and eventually stop while pregnant?
So happy for you!! Its so good for another person to have a story where the doctor was HELPFUL. It really makes me angry when a person finally faces the FEAR of telling a medical professional and they judge. Those doctors in my opinion should lose their licenses. They becamce doctors to HELP people and bad reactions by them DISCOURAGES good health in their patients, ticks me off BIG TIME. So big kudos to you scooby!!
I'm 23 weeks and was on Percocet at 20/21 for ovarian cysts.....it prescribed by my OB so I would think you're ok.
I know that this may be difficult for you, but really, your baby's health is the most important thing to consider! Take care! Keep posting for support! Lots of women have been I your shoes! Good luck!
Before I got pregnant, I was on all sorts of medication to include, ativan, adderall, trazadone, ambien and percocet. I was taking 80-100 mg (sometimes more) of percocet a day for chronic back pain. When I found out I was pregnant, I quit taking or tried to quit taking everything or as low of a dose as possible, however, the withdrawals were too much. So, I talked to my OBGYN and he said, just try to ween yourself off.
htm Percocet is a category B, which means it's ok enough that docs will prescribe it to pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. I will tell you though, she should not take Lortab (hydrocodone) since something in it is different than the Percocet (oxycodone). I was given Percocet after my first child and nothing happened. I'm sure thats why she slept so good after she was born though. HAHA! If she hasnt already, have her run the med by her doc and get their opinion too.
Congrats on the baby - as a nurse, I can tell you that many pregnant women take narcotics for legitimate pain, and for other reasons. The most important thing is to be honest with your doctor and the nurses when you go into labor. We do Finnegan scoring on infants that assesses their withdrawal level and put them on Morphine taper to prevent withdrawal symptoms. It generally only lasts 3-5 days for the baby. Your quitting during the pregnancy would be very stressful to both you and the baby.
I have a situation. A pregnant woman was given percocet for pain and the full term baby died in uteral. The baby's skin was peeled off. Does anyone know if this could have been a side effect or allergic reaction of the percocet? The baby is my grand baby.
I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been on percocet for about 2 years now due to a back injury. My doctor told me that it would be fine, i also brought it up to my ob-gyn doctor and they didnt say too much about it. Does it harm the fetus and can you have any legal problems when the baby is born? Also will the baby have withdrawl and can that harm the baby?
This pregnancy has been much more difficult, and I have been prescribed percocet. I was on subutex for a pain prb, which i became addiced to pills, and when i became pregnan, they switched me to precocet.
They are far more knowledgable about the effect of drugs on pregnant women then most Dr.s. After all, it's what they specialize in. Good luck.
Hi, and welcome!! I've been off percocet for >2.5 months; 12-18/day for 3-4 years. How much were you taking? Do as bmac suggested: Thomas Recipe and tons of hot baths... You are in the hardest physical w/d's right now, but the good news is, you will start to feel better real soon(~day 4). Your body needs to start "firing" again, by producing it's own pain killers(ie. dopamine)...the L-Tyrosine and Vit B-6, that is a part of the recipe, will dramatically help with that.
This problem is actually becoming more and more common for women, and sometimes the reasons are not clear. I have been dealing with it my whole life, before, during and after my pain pill use and have had lots of tests done and everything is always normal. The only thing I have found that actually works is a vitamin called vitex. Maybe check it out. It is pretty cheap and really does work (when i take it, lol).
I didn't see that post so I can't be much help. However, talk with you OB GYN about the percocet and your pharmacist.
I'm pregnant, and I was trying to get an abortion but I don't have the money for it. I was in a car accident, and required x-rays to make sure my neck wasent broken. I had been takeing flexeril, and just doing everything wrong and I'm so worried if I do end up keeping (which is more then likely whats going to happen. Have I severly hurt the baby?
to stop the sciatica - didnt work and he also at that time, knowing i was pregnant, prescribed me percocet (same dose). After I was 1/2 way threw the presc. I called and asked what i was suppose to do now? They said to go to physical therapy and to me it seemed like they didnt want anything to do with me now b/c im pregnant..... AAAHHHH.. I dont know what to do! I am in so much pain.
It is also not known whether PERCOCET can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. PERCOCET should not be given to a pregnant woman unless in the judgment of the physician, the potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards. Nonteratogenic Effects Opioids can cross the placental barrier and have the potential to cause neonatal respiratory depression. Opioid use during pregnancy may result in a physically drug-dependent fetus.
Haha I have been doing so much research on this for the past few weeks, I've read so many posts and I kno that u are a nurse and have been commenting and helping women for years now. So I just want to say thanku for continuing to share your concerns and care.
Are you taking pain medication during pregnancy for a chronic condition or were you in pain management before getting pregnant and now you are trying to reduce your dose or stop entirely now that you know that you pregnant? Or, were you taking pain medication for recreation before you found out you were pregnant? There are different answers and approaches depending on your answers to the above questions.
You really need to stop saying the things you're saying regarding pain medication and pregnancy. There are many women who NEED it while pregnant for various reasons. I DID. There is absolutely NO evidence of it damaging the brain. OI know that they do not have any adewuate studies because no one is going to do a drug study on pregnant women but my dr has followed up throughout the years with every single patient he prescribed pain medication to in order to have some statistics.
Pregnant users are a frequent and frustrating problem. You would be SHOCKED how many pregnant women abuse prescription drugs. Taper and eventually quit. That's my advice. If it were only that easy, though.
So I am 33 weeks pregnant and I am one of those women who get severe leg pain and swelling. You can see bruises and marks all over my legs. Even the nurse said its the worst she's seen. Anyways I never liked my doctor. He's very quick and treats me like a number. He is against pills. Any pills period. I had an old prescription of percocet and I've been taking it. About 5-15mg a day for about a month.
So I am 33 weeks pregnant and I am one of those women who get severe leg pain and swelling. You can see bruises and marks all over my legs. Even the nurse said its the worst she's seen. Anyways I never liked my doctor. He's very quick and treats me like a number. He is against pills. Any pills period. I had an old prescription of percocet and I've been taking it. About 5-15mg a day for about a month.
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