I'm just over 5 weeks pregnant and have been hydrocodone maybe two times a day at the most .. bit not every day, for an abcess tooth... I found out a week ago I was pregnant.. but have been taking it as needed.. will hydtocodone cause a miscarriage?? I stopped drinking caffeine , any over the counter meds such as ibprophin and even cough syrup and vitamins not intended for use while pregnancy... I only take the vicodin when needed and prenatals everyday. Is my baby gonna make it?? I don't want to go through another miscarriage... please help
24 Aug 2011
It is not likely to cause a miscarriage. I had to take Vicodin (hydrocodone) and Tylenol #3 for health reasons through almost all of one of my pregnancies and he is a fine healthy 16 year old now. The most dangerous thing is taking it toward the end of pregnancy or throughout a pregnancy can cause withdrawals in the newborn. With my son, I was on Vicodin and it was awhile before I discovered I was pregnant. I went on and off as I needed to. Just try to take as very little as you need to and consult a dentist to get your tooth fixed. You can take Tylenol as directed on the bottle pretty safely when pregnant, so use that instead, as much as possible, and use the hydrocodone only when you absolutely have to. Pregnancy is hard on your teeth anyway and it will only get worse so you might need an antibiotic. Just be sure you tell the dentist you are pregnant. Once the infection is down, you can have it worked on. Congratulations on your pregnancy and I will be praying that all goes well for you this time!
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