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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 17:48 PM   11
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Codeine is safe to take in pregnancy, the doctor wouldn't have prescribed it to you if it was dangerous xxx



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 18:33 PM   12
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i spoke to my doc about pain relief. I have a slipped disc and already having sciatica worse than before. Apparently codeine and paracetamol are fine to use. I got told its far better to use them then be in pain!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 18:56 PM   13
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I took it during my 1st pg and it didn't effect my baby at all...I found out I was allergic to it and could never take it again.



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 21:09 PM   14
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Acetaminophen is generally accepted as the pain killer of choice when pregnant, from what I understand (pregnancy class B meaning that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester). I looked in my drug guide and Codeine is a class C (in the US) for pregnancy meaning: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. Your dr. must feel that the risks outweigh the benefits, but I would use this drug sparingly.



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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 21:19 PM   15
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BTW, I didn't mean to add to your stress w/my post. I looked up the meds in my nursing guide and wanted to share w/you what it said. Your dr. has experience in these things. I really trust my OB. But if you are nervous, you may ask another dr. for a second opinion about taking it or taking repeated doses, just for your sanity's sake!



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Old Oct 24th, 2010, 05:14 AM   16
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Have you thought about drug free pain relief


If you are worried about using pain relief in pregnancy why not search out some drug free alternatives - it really can work and the best thing is you can do it as often as you like. I used the 3M gel packs for my sciatica and it was great and didn't have to worry about any effects on the baby. Give it a go. Dx



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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 07:34 AM   17
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i take codine on a regular basis at a high dose. My G.P is happy for me to continue. My specialist has advised that although its fine, its not ideal unless I actually need it. I have weaned my doses down but will need to continue taking it. Taking regular high doses just before birth or whilst breastfeeding can cause your baby to be drowsy and my alter its breathing pattern. So try and use sparingly, especially in the last few weeks but don't panic! x



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 07:45 AM   18
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he told me i could take WITH paracemol
Be careful as if its co-codamol that already has paracetamol in. If its plain old codeine your fine.

I work in a NICU and have never seen a baby with codeine withdrawl probs. Heroin and methadone on the other hand.



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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 08:02 AM   19
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he told me i could take WITH paracemol
Be careful as if its co-codamol that already has paracetamol in. If its plain old codeine your fine.

I work in a NICU and have never seen a baby with codeine withdrawl probs. Heroin and methadone on the other hand.
Thats reassuring, thanks for that although I am reassured by my doc, I still remain a little worried about

Oh those poor little babies



 
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