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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 17:23 PM   1
mmoon1
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Codeine in early pregnancy


So 2 years ago i was almost wiped out in a car accident and it hurt my spine.
Ive been on morphine for the last 2 years while surgery is questioned.

Anyway when i discovered baby i stopped and the pain is so severe when i lay down so OBGYN today prescribed codeine. She says its safe if i only take it when desperate but im scared as the net says it can cause cleft palate.

Im so much in pain and dont know what to do anyone else take it or taking it?

And how are your babies?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 17:54 PM   2
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I found this website, it actually says the codeine is classified safe to use in pregnancy. Which surprises me, but it is what it is...

http://www.brooksidepress.org/Produc..._pregnancy.htm



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 18:00 PM   3
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i also have a spinal problem and look codine when pregnant with my 4 year old son and now when ttc and will do when i get pregnant again . all my docs have said its ok as without i am in severe pain

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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 18:32 PM   4
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i took paracodol for bad hip and pelvic pains in two pregnancies.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 19:18 PM   5
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I was given codiene pills for my OHSS when I was getting severe cramps, I still take them when I get awful pains that I can't cope with. Hun you're not helping bub if you're in a whole lot of agony as your body is tense and stressed anyway...so the codiene will help that.

It's the ibprofen and anti inflammatories that are the danger in pregnancy.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 21:43 PM   6
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Hi hun. Before I got my BFP I was on Tylenol 2 or 3s (which contain codeine) while I had a kidney infection. Elyse is thriving and doing very well.. no real health issues.



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 00:33 AM   7
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Thanks so much girls very reassuring xxxx



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 00:34 AM   8
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wow morphine is considered safe too on that list?? i wouldnt be happy going that far but at least i can take the edge off now when it gets too painful xx



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 00:45 AM   9
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Wikipedia gives you a pregnancy category for most antibiotics and drugs. "Codeine" just gets a ?, but

I checked out morphine and Tylenol 3 (it's under co-codamol on Wikipedia), it lists both as
"Pregnancy Category C" for the US, which it gives this explanation for:

Quote:
"Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks."



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 03:59 AM   10
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You should be just fine....


Cleft Palate isn't caused by opiates, there have been studies that show a very small percentage of laboratory rats had offspring with cleft palate while on very high doses of benzodiazepines such as valium, klonopin, and xanax throughout their entire gestation, but opiates don't cause congenital malformations in the fetus, if taken throughout the pregnancy it causes physical addiction and withdrawal when baby is born, but in small amounts approved by your doctor, I would imagine baby would be just fine.
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