Co-codamol

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by starlight1, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. starlight1

    starlight1 Well-Known Member

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    i now this might be a silly question because i dont think i can but i get alot of trouble with my back and this morning it is that bad i can hardly get out of bed. before i was pregs i took co-codamol now and again to help but havent since bin pregs and just put up withis but it is really bad today. can i have 1 or not? xxxxx
     
  2. amy_1234

    amy_1234 Mummy to Olivia

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    I think we can only have paracetamol hun, but ring your doctor or midwife to double check! Cocodamol is opiate based so it would surprise me is they say you can have them xx
     
  3. Waitin4astork

    Waitin4astork Mummy to our prince :)

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    I'm sure you can't have co-codamol. When I had a hospital scare, they said the only thing I could have for the pain was paracetomal.
     
  4. peanut08

    peanut08 Well-Known Member

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    my gp gave me co codamol 30/500mg tablets to take for my migraines, not for regular use though &i have only needed to take then twice since i became preggers
     
  5. starlight1

    starlight1 Well-Known Member

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    i will ring my doctor thanks xx
     
  6. dottymouse

    dottymouse Well-Known Member

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    i am taking co-codamol 8/500mg daily because of SPD and my back and also i have bad hips anyway, i was told i could have the 30/500mg but wanted to try with just the lower dose.
     
  7. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    im taing co-codamol 30/500mg for my spd and migraines, my doc said dont take all day every day but when u need then its ok in second tri but cant take once in the 3rd tri
    Lou
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  8. CandyApple19

    CandyApple19 Pregnant with #3, PAL.

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    They are safe to take, just need to be careful what amount and try make that next to nothing when you're due so baby doesnt withdraw from them when you give birth.
     
  9. Gemie

    Gemie Mum to 3

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    Yep co codamol is safe hun... I've taken it all through firstly for migraines now for SPD I am trying to reduce my intake now as in 3rd tri it's not advised to take it regularly as it can make baby sleepy and they don't want that if you go into labour.
     
  10. fifi-folle

    fifi-folle C (7/11) & C (10/12)

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    As others have said Co-codamol is prescribed in pregnancy. It has been used long enough to know what the risks are and doctors will weigh up the risk/benefit ratio. If I don't take it in the morning I can't walk comfortably due to endo pain and if I don't take it at night I am in too much pain to sleep. As you get closer to due date reducing the dose is advised as it can affect the baby. But a Mummy who isn't in pain because they are on pks is better than one who can't function! See your GP. You might even be referred for an alternative therapy such as reflexology to help with the pain (I'm seeing a midwife who specialises in this next week!)
     
  11. LadyRoy

    LadyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Co-codamol is safe but not recommended in the third tri because it makes the baby sleepy and depresses their breathing. Let your doc know you are taking them so they are aware.
     

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