... took the oxycodone with 2 of my pregnancies and healthy babies (no problems) but i have never taken somas, I am 4 months pregnant and nobody (even doctors) can tell me if its safe or not! I try not to take them and my muscle spasms are so painful. But i am freaking out about possibly harming my baby. I've had friends that took them while pregnant and everything was fine, but i just want more opinions, can anyone give me their experiences?
14 Apr 2013
It is in pregnancy category C. This means the benefit to the mother should outweigh any possibility of risk to the baby. No one can tell for sure because they don't test drugs on pregnant women, just rats. How often do you take it? What about switching to flexeril? That hasn't shown any problems. Its a category B. Soma can cause dependency which is what concerns me with a baby involved.
16 Apr 2013
I am 34 weeks pregnant & am n a similar situation w/ u & I know how hard it is to try to only take what is necissary while pregnant. I have been on zanaflex for 10 years & there is limited info on it as well. I looked up soma as I have am not familiar w/the med. It has asprin n it which along w/ibuprofen n gereral is worse than most prescription narcotics as it can cause heart defects. It is even more dangerous in the 3rd trimester when it is a D class drug. Flexeril has also not done a thing for me. Good luck, my heart goes out to u as I know what it is like to b n chronic pain & also have the added pressure of not wanting to hurt your baby but also knowing that u may go insane w/o it.
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