Vicodin use during pregnancy

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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.
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 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.
606482 tn?1220540197 I do not have anymore vicodin left, I have two more months of pregnancy left,just wondering if I do not take another pill during my pregnancy,would the drug be out of my system,by the time the baby is born?
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 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 t believe most of the stuff you read online,I have almost given myself a heart attack atleast 20 times during this pregnancy cause of stuff online! Just be honest with your doctor! 8 weeks isn't bad I know a girl who drank(like college drank all the time) till she was 6 months pregnant her baby is 4 and seems to be perfectly fine!
Avatar f tn i was also prescribed valium for the muscle relaxant which i have been not using due to the pregnancy. My last visit my ob said i can use the valium if i need to so i can get some sleep at night. i do want to quit taking them also but am afraid of the withdrawal symptoms. Everyday i tell myself i am only taking two in the morning but then throughout the day keep thinking about it evrry time my neck hurts. i take no more than 4 a day.
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 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 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 n tn I made the decision that I would just live with the pain for the rest of my pregnancy because I feel like the worrying over the meds is worse than the pain. I would die if I hurt my unborn child!!! Thanks for the help!
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 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!
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 n tn Did your doctor prescribe it to you for this? If not, STOP right now...'experimenting' with prescription medications, which are extremely addictive can NEVER have good outcomes.