Hydrocodone with pregnancy

Common Questions and Answers about Hydrocodone with pregnancy


492921 tn?1321289896 I would call your OB. hydrocodone is actually considered safe during pregnancy, but should only be taken with knowledge and direction of your OB. But it is considered safe in small, monitored doses. Just give them a call and tell them what's going on... they should have someone who can call you tonight.
Avatar f tn I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I have been taking hydrocodone 10/325 for the last 2 months, 2-3 a day. I am worried if I am harming my unborn baby in anyway. I have read a ton of posts on this site about vicodin use during pregnancy and all say to taper down during the last trimester so the baby will not be born addicted. Also, with me taking this amount for the last 2 months, will my withdrawal symptoms be severe?
Avatar f tn Anyone have experience taking this during pregnancy? It was prescribed by my Ob for my cracked tooth. It hurts!
Avatar m tn I am totally scared right now. I have took hydrocodone a few times will being pregnant. I have not told anyone about this. I only took them a few times for pain I was having in my lower back. The problem is, I am now 33 weeks pregnant and starting to become scared about it. The last time I took them was when I was 31 weeks. Like I said, I was not taking daily. Just every now and then I would take a couple to take away the pain.I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn There is always a risk of a baby being born addicted if u take them while pregnant but if the ob knows they can help to guide u to the safest path for the baby.This medication is prescribed during pregnancy but it should be monitored.Honesty is the best policy because as long as they ob knows the baby wont be taken away.Also tapering off under a doctors supervision at the end of the pregnancy will help a ton so the baby isnt addicted and doesn't have withdrawl.
Avatar n tn I have had a lot of pain (some very severe) with this pregnancy and my new doctor refuses to give me hydrocodone (or offer me any kind of help for the pain) even though I have been told that it is perfectly safe to take during pregnancy. I don't know what to do. Is there anything that i can do to help me through this pregnancy?
Avatar f tn I, too am taking hydrocodone amongst other pain relievers for problems I am having with my pregnancy. The doctors do say it is safe, but I understand how scary it is. This is my third pregnancy and I have had the same complications with each (kidneys and SEVERE pain). Just wanted to tell you that despite that I have two very healthy and beautiful children!!
Avatar n tn s not a good thing to be addicted to any drug, legal or not during pregnancy or any other time. Please be honest with your doctor and have a plan to discontinue the drug. This is your child. Being a parent is a selfless thing. It's not about just you anymore, it's about your child. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I have taken the hydrocodone 7/500 tabs with this pregnancy due to severe back and hip pain. I also took it for a wisdom tooth removal with one of my other pregnancies.
Avatar m tn Hydrocodone is safe during pregnancy, that being said, i wouldn't take it without a prescription tho. Your dr should know everything you are taking.
Avatar f tn Im 29 weeks pregnant taking hydrocodone occassionally for pain. Ive weaned myself off is my baby still suseptable to withdrawl?
Avatar f tn I have been taking hydrocodone under a doctor's care throughout my pregnancy. I am due any day now and take 30mg, how likely is it that my baby will experience withdrawals? Particularly severe withdrawals? I've heard so many mixed reviews...
Avatar f tn My best friend has been pregnant for 28 weeks and has been taking hydrocodone illegally for the entire pregnancy. Shes been struggling to stop and she's cut down to a half a day because she's trying to quit. I keep urging her to stop and I just recently found outthey drug test newborns in arkansas. Is this all newborns? Will it be in the babies system of she stops now? will they take her baby from her? I would hate to see that happen to her. Please answer ASAP.
Avatar f tn s mom has lupus and I know how much it hurts her) but you really want to work with them throughout this pregnancy to stay healthy. hydrocodone (in monitored, managed doses) is considered fairly safe and not a miscarriage or birth defect risk. the only risk it DOES carry is that it can make the baby sleepy, and obviously a baby of a mother who takes it regularly will become dependent and require monitoring and treatment after delivery.
Avatar n tn You probably mean hydrocodone or something similar. Commonly used, and good medication for pain that can accompany kidney stones. Used all the time for such conditions at your gestation. If your pain is not improving or getting worse, you should let your doctor know right away.
1778305 tn?1314483931 Hi! I'm 32 years old and 6 weeks pregnant. My dr has me on 5mg oxycodone 5-6 times a day for degenerative disc in my neck. I've been on this medication for 3.5 years. I know this medication shouldn't be used in late pregnancy because the risk of withdrawal is very high. I'm so worried that although my dr says this med isn't hurting my baby...it is. Any real life stories or advise would be greatly appreciated. Please don't judge me and leave unhelpful comments at the door.
1839856 tn?1318553457 I took Hydrocodone throughout my entire pregnancy. I started tapering down around 34 weeks so my son would not be effected at birth. He is healthy and weighed almost 9lbs at birth. I have a very bad back and it didn't get any better during my pregnancy. I can honestly say quitting anything cold turkey during pregnancy is never a good idea. The stress of the withdrawls as well as the stress from the pain can cause you to miscarry.
Avatar f tn Normal use of opioids to treat pain associated with needed surgery or injury that occurs during pregnancy is relatively safe. Hydrocodone is listed in pregnancy category C for typical brief use for acute pain. This means that available evidence indicates there is a slightly increased, but ill-defined, risk of birth defects when it is used legitimately. Some studies have shown a slightly increased risk of heart abnormalities.
Avatar f tn I went thru this with my first pregnancy 2009 and my second pregnancy 2011. now with this pregnancy I have gallstones which is also bad. They gave me medicine and i never took them. I come from a mexican family and everytime i would get kidney stones my mom would always make Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus tea/drink) that helps the stone to dissolve my mom would tell me... and to tell u the truth the pain will go away....if u want u can look it up or ask ur doctor but that what i do.