Vicodin during pregnancy

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161427 tn?1229911282 The doctors knowing im preg. prescribed me vicodin cough syrup. Plus half the meds I HAVE to take during pregnancy are category c. My first dd turned out wonderfully. As long as your ob knows what you are taking it's ok. they wont let u take any thing that will seriously harm your child.
Avatar f tn Do the benefits outweigh the risks? As far as I know vicodin is not safe to take during pregnancy in any dosage but again, you need to talk to your doctor asap.
Avatar f tn 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? I am extremely worried I have caused any sort of damage to my baby boy and I am worried about stopping and having these terrible withdrawal symptoms that I read about and those alone harming the baby.
Avatar f tn It says tramadol is category C though. If you don't know what that means just type in goggle pregnancy category C.
Avatar f tn Hydrocodon is Vicodin which my sister was prescribed with her son during pregnancy. Like previous poster said talk with your dr just so they are aware of what you are on. They may change it may not but they need to be aware. You can always just call and talk to the nurse about it at the office.
Avatar n tn vicodin is not known to cause birth defects, and in fact is prescribed fairly regularly during pregnancy. I have to take a low dose of lortab (vicodin) for breakthrough pain with debilitating migraines and I'm 28wks pregnant with a healthy boy...and when I was pregnant with my daughter they prescribed strong painkillers for kidney stones and my daughter was born perfectly healthy.
Avatar f tn I have sporadically used opiates (vicodin) during my pregnancy for chronic back pain that was not prescribed by my doctor. I am now 35 weeks along and very worried that my baby is going to show signs of opiate withdrawal at birth, and that social services will take him away from me. When I say that I used sporadically, I mean that I would use for only 3-4 days once a month.
Avatar f tn There are other options for pain control during pregnancy that is safer during both pregnancy and breastfeeding - medication called Subutex, but both of your doctors must be familiar with it. You may need to consider looking for a physician who is more familiar with that medication during pregnancy if that is the case. Take good care of yourself.
Avatar n tn I was sober off everything during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Lately, I have been abusing 1000 mg vicodin and I take about 3 a day. I am in pain, but it has turned into recreational and possibly physical addiction. I also take an occasional xanax as well. Have I hurt any aspect of the baby's development. I feel like I hate myself and I need help. I'm also on 60 mg of prozac a day, which the doctor told me was ok, and he monitors my meds.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Vicodin, which is acetominaphen with codeine, like Tylenol with codeine, near the end of my first pregnancy with my daughter. Ibuprofen is a big no during pregnancy, which is why the Vicodin is prescribed. My OB told me that the codeine doesn't cross the placenta...but I am not sure how true that really is as I've read of babies being born addicted. Your Dr. should really be more willing to discuss this with you as you are concerned.
Avatar f tn Sadly, many people are uninformed about the risks, and will be overly dramatic about taking an opiate during pregnancy. Your baby will be okay...the most important thing is that your OB is aware, and she is. Enjoy your pregnancy hon!
Avatar m tn There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. VICODIN Tablets should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies thepotential risk to the fetus. There is some research to suggest that a newborn whose mother has taken Vicodin regularly through her pregnancy, prior to delivery, may experience some symptoms of withdrawal. In addition, taken late in the third trimester just before delivery may cause the baby’s breathing to be slowed.
Avatar n tn Here's another link that is on this forum and it might be helpful
12103503 tn?1423448886 @newoutlook12 Tylenol 3 and vicodin are not the same thing. Tylenol 3 is acetaminophen and codeine and vicodin is hydrocodone and acetaminophen. @chelecameron I have taken vicodin before during pregnancy be Dr said short term was fine, it's long term that has the higher risks, but still not fully proven if it causes any problems with the baby.
Avatar f tn i only used vicodin throughout most of the pregnancy... my last visit at 35 weeks she said i could use the valium if i need to so i could get some sleep they are 2mg tabs. i only used it maybe 5 times throughout the rest of the pregnancy because i was reading online that it shouldnt be taken during pregnancy.. i guess now since the baby is completely formed it cant really do harm. the vicodin i take are 5/500...
7369582 tn?1395996075 I would try tylenol first. But vicodin is safe to take during pregnancy. Some obgyns actually give it to patients in a lot of pain.
Avatar n tn I don't see how they would be safe. I'm not a doctor but it's to be known that taking medication during pregnancy is not "really" safe. I think she should get a second opinion from a doctor, this is my advice. Hope it helps.
Avatar f tn They will be able to explain to you any possible side effects as well as the risks and benefits of taking the medication during pregnancy. The pedi can also let you know how they would handle the situation if the baby was born addicted to the medication. One thing is for sure though. Make sure that your OB is aware of ALL meds that you are currently taking, and DONT stop taking any medications suddenly before speaking with your Dr.
Avatar f tn I just got my list of approved meds during pregnancy yesterday at my appointment and vicodin is on the safe list.
Avatar n tn Vicodin is actually ok to take during pregnancy if you are prescribed them for pain and take the smallest dose. I was in a car accident during the first trimester of my last pregnancy and was prescribed vicodin. Doctor said as long as I took it in moderation and only when needed that it shouldn't do any harm. But like with everything during pregnancy, the best thing to do would be to contact your doctor and see what they think and maybe get an ultrasound to reassure yourself.