... abdomen and kidney area. I was told that I have kidney stone and was prescribed Norco. I was wondering Norco is okay to take while pregnant? since it can cause breathing problems I was wondering if I should take it and if someone else has been Norco while pregnant?
Norco, a narcotic pain reliever, will pass the placenta to the baby. As long as you only take as prescribed and the prescriber knew you are pregnant it should be ok. Do not take for long and do not just stop it if you are taking regularly; you must taper off. If you experience any withdrawal when you stop taking, so isn't the baby.
As mentioned, it does cross the placenta to the baby. I had much of the same thing happen to me in my second trimester, a kidney stone, and I took hydrocodone and my son was fine. It wont hurt if you take it for a very short time. It is the long term use through an entire pregnancy that is harmful as the baby can be born dependent and have withdrawals once he is away from the supply of drug from the mothers blood stream. Severe pain can have consequences on a pregnancy too. You cant eat right when you hurt, you cant move (which puts you at risk for blood clots) and pain puts a great stress on your body so dont be frightened of taking the medicine as long as you only take it when you need it and it was prescribed by someone who knew you were pregnant. The "breathing problems" come from taking too much of the medication. It shouldnt harm you at prescribed doses. It can depress respirations and cause you to stop breathing if you take too much or mix it with alcohol or other certain drugs that also depress respirations. As long as you stick to the prescribed dose, not take more or more often, then you'll be fine and so will your little one.
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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