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Are Hydrocodone and Morphine advisable during pregnancy?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: IS IT OK TO TAKE HYDROCODONE 5/325 WHILE YOU ARE PREGNANT or morphine 60 mg

can you take this medication in your second trimester
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Avoid having it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Hydrocodone or Morphine are best if avoided during the pregnancy. Babies are at greater risk of having a neural tube birth defect if their mothers take opioids, prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin and generic) and hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen (Lortab, Vicodin and generic) during pregnancy. You can have a mild pain killer like Aleve or Tylenol to deal with pain during pregnancy.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
I hope this answers your query.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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