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Acetaminophen / hydrocodone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Acetaminophen / hydrocodone is also known as: Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Dolacet, Duocet, Duradyne DHC, Hy-Phen, Hycet, Hydrogesic, Liquicet, Lorcet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet HD, Lortab, Margesic H, Maxidone, Norco, Stagesic, Verdrocet, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit, Zydone

Acetaminophen / hydrocodone Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Acetaminophen-hydrocodone should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Babies born to mothers who have been taking opioids regularly prior to delivery will be physically dependent. Withdrawal signs include irritability and excessive crying, tremors, hyperactive reflexes, increased respiratory rate, increased stools, sneezing, yawning, vomiting, and fever. FDA pregnancy category C: 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.

Acetaminophen / hydrocodone Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breast-feeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Yes (acetaminophen and hydrocodone) Excreted into animal milk: Yes (acetaminophen and hydrocodone) There have been reports of rash, drowsiness, limpness, and lethargy in breastfed infants of mothers taking acetaminophen-hydrocodone.

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