Suboxone and pregnant women

Common Questions and Answers about Suboxone and pregnant women


Avatar n tn the only difference with suboxone and subutex is that suboxone has a added ingredient that makes for a less potential of abuse, and overdose. suboxone is safer and a better choice i believe.
Avatar f tn I am 6 months pregnant and have taken a quarter of a suboxone in early stages of pregnancy and have again taken a quarter of a suboxone strip. I am not going to do this again for fear for my baby and the fact that I know it was wrong, but what I would like to know is, if I no longer do this, will it be able to be detected in myself or the baby in any way when she is born? My due date is July 22, 2014. thankyou.
Avatar f tn now i am hearing that i shouldn't go through w/d now!!!! very confused. and the only thing that i've taking while pregnant is the drugs and i'm happy about that but very worried now that it;s the end and just now found out all of these things!!
Avatar f tn Hopefully before your third trimester you will be drug free and happily looking forward to a birth of a healthy baby. If your Suboxone clinic does not know how to deal with pregnant women, your OB/GYN will refer you to someone who does. If you smoke, you need to quit smoking as well, because it leads to decreased baby weight and higher incidence of early labor.
Avatar f tn I have read things about women taking Suboxone while being pregnant and their babies are perfectly healthy, but on the other hand I have heard that the babies go through withdrawals at times too. I have also read that if I"m just cut off of the Suboxone cold turkey without being tappered off of it that it could cause a miscarraige.
147172 tn?1226761778 I had a beautiful, healthy, perfect little girl who continues to thrive and become smarter and smarter by the minute. I just want to stress to all the pregnant women out there who are using for whatever reason be it legal or not, that you cannot and SHOULD NOT go cold turkey under any circumstances. It puts the mother's body into shock no matter what your usage is and can cause pre term labor and/or miscarriage.
147172 tn?1226761778 I had a beautiful, healthy, perfect little girl who continues to thrive and become smarter and smarter by the minute. I just want to stress to all the pregnant women out there who are using for whatever reason be it legal or not, that you cannot and SHOULD NOT go cold turkey under any circumstances. It puts the mother's body into shock no matter what your usage is and can cause pre term labor and/or miscarriage.
Avatar f tn I recently found out that I am pregnant. I am 6 weeks pregnant and both my suboxone dr and my obgyn dr know I am on Suboxone. I can't withdrawal from the medication now that I am pregnant because the drs say that it will cause the baby to also go through withdrawal and will most likely cause a miscarriage. I was wondering if anyone has any input? Has anyone else had a child while on Suboxone or knows of someone who has? Did the baby go through withdrawal after birth?
Avatar f tn Do not take Suboxone if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Buprenorphine and naloxone pass into breast milk and may be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not take this medication if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Avatar n tn my partner is 2 months pregnant and is taking around 2ml of suboxone aday if she was to detox herself slowly going from 2ml to 1 ml to half a ml till she was clean over the next couple of months would this harm the baby i myself dont think there would be a problem as its such a little dose but she is worrying and we would like your help to let us know what is best thanks
Avatar n tn Why do some people say it's ok to take suboxone while pregnant and some same it's really bad? You do work with this drug don't you? I'm only asking because I also called a random suboxone doctor's office recently and a nurse spoke to me and told me it's horrible mainly because of the naloxone and that I should go to a methadone clinic right away because I am harming my baby. I honestly do not feel comfortable taking methadone nor going to the clinic... I'm sorry if I am a bother to you...
558096 tn?1255890602 Whatever you do do NOT take Suboxone while you are pregnant. I have a daughter currently in the Hospital that took Suboxone while pregnant and my Grand-baby is now going through severe withdrawal issues and several other medical problems as well that per the Physician that delivered the Baby said were directly related to the Suboxone.
659957 tn?1224857787 so he is keeping me on Suboxone! I am so so frustrated because all of the information out there regarding pregnant women and Suboxone says that I need to be on Subutex to avoid taking Naloxone. How do I convince my doctor this would be better for me? I don't feel like he is being logical and doing enough research! Any advice would be great!
Avatar f tn Many women take Suboxone successfully throughout their pregnancy up until a few days before. This MUST be done under a doctor's supervision, however.
Avatar f tn I was on 8 mg of suboxone when I got pregnant. I worked really hard and got down to 2 mg. for the duration of my pregnancy, oh and the dr. switched me to beupronorphine because some of the other ingredients in the suboxone can be worse for the baby than just the active one. My son is PERFECT!! and was not born with withdrawl syndrome. I think he did experience some amount of discomfort but it wasn't noticable to the drs. (could have been my guilt telling me that).
Avatar f tn I formerly was terribly addicted to vicodin. The suboxone has been wonderful and have not relapsed since starting my treatment. Life is great now! However, I believe I am pregnant...I am 3 days late and am taking a test tonight. I am already concerned about suboxone and my possible unborn child. Does anyone have any information on the drug and the effects on a fetus? Please help! Thank you!
Avatar f tn Most Dr's will switch pregnant women on suboxone to Subutex. . If there is a substitute a Dr will not give a woman Suboxone when they could take Subutex and not have to ingest the naloxone .Naloxone can cause a pregnant woman to not produce the necessary hormones needed for the pregnancy. You have every right to be worried about the baby because she is lying. I guarantee her Dr's no nothing of the suboxone..Because if the OB is educated he would switch her to subutex. Her story is very fishy.
Avatar f tn Definitely talk to your ob and sub doctor. In the past there have been other pregnant women come here for advice. When pregnant, sub doctors make the switch from suboxone to subutex because it doesn't have naloxone in it. Call your sub doctor first thing in the morning. Best of luck and congrats on your pregnancy!
Avatar f tn I am currently using Suboxone, which is not prescribed to me. I am also 39 weeks pregnant. My family has found out about my abuse of this drug and has alerted the hospital to test me and my baby when he is born. How long will it take for the test to be negative if I stop today? I have been using the drug to combat my heroin cravings during my pregnancy and have been using them almost daily for about three months. HELP ME! I don't want to lose my child.
Avatar f tn 5mg and i have not taken any today and i was wondering if anyone knew of anything SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN to lessen my withdrawals? my legs are starting to cramp pretty bad and i just have pains and i know i prob. wont be able to sleep tonight. helpppp.
142722 tn?1281537216 Do not use buprenorphine if you are breast-feeding a baby. Suboxone Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of SUBOXONE (a Category C medication) in pregnancy. SUBOXONE should not be taken during pregnancy unless your doctor determines that the potential benefit to you justifies the potential risk to your unborn child. Contraception should be used while taking SUBOXONE.
Avatar n tn There have been numerous documented cases of pregnant women taking either Suboxone or Subutex, delivering (and nursing) babies who were not born addicted or in withdrawals. Of course it would be ideal if you were able to go on Subutex and then taper it off in time for delivery to insure healthy mom and baby, breast milk free of anything and a bright future for the both of you! Good luck and best wishes to you and your growing family.
Avatar f tn I do know Subutex is better but as stated I do not have a prescription, I panicked because I was in terrible withdrawal and had children to take care of in addition to a back injury. My friend offered to help and told me she & several people she knew took suboxone while pregnant & everything turned out fine.
6088943 tn?1381728810 Anyone taking or have took suboxone or somas while pregnant? They're both a category C. Doctors cannot give a direct Yes or No on somas, because they haven't been tested on pregnant women. Only info I found on the internet said when given to animals, it goes thru the placenta and can possibly cause adverse effects in fetal growth or post natal survival. I've been told by my doctor that if you take something here n there, there shouldn't be any problems with the baby.
Avatar f tn I'm 32 weeks pregnant & currently taking about 8mg of suboxone daily! I've been so depressed during this pregnancy just knowing I'm on this crap! I have a bicornuate uterus & very high risk so I don't wanna hurt the baby more by stopping!! My high risk OB & regular check up OB have diff opinions, 1 says its fine the other thinks I should stop! Can or should I even try to stop cold turkey?!? I really need someone to help me here!
Avatar n tn ok so i am taking suboxone and i am pregnant and unfortanatly dyfs is involved in my life and damn these people they are trying to put me on methadone they have me scheduled for the methadone clinic tomarrow and i honestly dont think that is a good idea should i fight this???? i tried to tell them about subutex cause i have read about it being better! but no they insisting methadone what should i do i am very scared!
Avatar f tn I am scared to go C/T as I know that can be very traumatic on me and the baby so I read your post's about Suboxone and was sondering if anyone knows if they have used this for pregnant women... I don't need the Vicodin for pain and I started taking it 4-5 years ago after a car accident and got hooked... I have never tried to come off of it so have no clue what detox feels like... Also, I can't miss work right now so I have to find a way to get off the pills and work thru it...
Avatar f tn i want to be but at the same time i dont think i can because my husband and i tried for 2 1/2 years to get pregnant and i never did, and then we decided to have random sex and wasnt thinking about getting pregnant and decided we should wait and now i think i might.