6 months pregnant and on 60 mills for about 4 weeks
14 May 2012
Dear Matt Boy, any pregnant patient must seek advice about detoxing from an ob gyn experienced in treating mothers to be who have a dependence issue. You didn't list the medication/substance that is being used, but you list only 4 weeks of use, the dr definitely needs to call this one. Methadone is used as long acting pain relief and as an opiate replacement, but just given that such a short time listed for use, it is my opinion that methadone would not be the best choice. Some drs want a mom to be to detox, some determine it is better not to detox, depending on how far along the patient is, how much opiate is being used, and other considerations. There is no one certain answer, but the dr has to call this one.
6 months into the pregnancy, it needs to be addressed by the ob, if this patient is illegally taking without a prescription for a medication or substance, there could be some legal issues concerning the child as well as withdrawal for the child. Sorry I can't give more advice. Patti
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