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Acetaminophen / hydrocodone Pregnancy Warnings
Acetaminophen-hydrocodone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Hydrocodone has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Detailed information about the use of hydrocodone in pregnancy is not available. Animal studies have reported the occurrence of teratogenic effects at doses 700 times the human dose. Withdrawal symptoms and respiratory depression have been reported in neonates whose mothers took other narcotic analgesics during pregnancy. Hydrocodone should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Acetaminophen has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. It is routinely used for short-term pain relief and as an antipyretic in all stages of pregnancy.
Acetaminophen is believed to be safe in pregnancy when used intermittently for short durations. Acetaminophen should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established."
It also said that if pregnant one should discuss immediately with their physician to be sure it is safe. One does run the risk of an addicted child.
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