Hydrocodone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hydrocodone is also known as: Zohydro ER

Hydrocodone Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Hydrocodone should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Women of childbearing potential should be encouraged to use adequate contraception. Animal studies showed no fetal malformations in the offspring of mothers given 2 to 10 times an adult human dose. There are no adequate and controlled studies in humans. Prolonged use of opioid analgesics during pregnancy may cause neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. 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.

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 Excreted into animal milk: Data not available The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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