I have been on suboxone for a while and when I became pregnant my doc switched me to subutex and it made me pretty sick and I had to go back to Suboxone, I've looked up my own stuff about it and I've talked to docs and pharmacy techs and they all say the same thing only a few have been different! My OB says to cut down til I can be completely off of it but I dont know if I can stop completely but I will try for the sake of the baby!
Please click into the forum and start a thread to Robert, he works at a subs clinic and will have more experience with subs and pregnancy. Logically subutex only has 1 med in it, a member who had a baby on subs wrote a couple of mos. ago to say she should have been switched to subutex. Pregnancy can make u feel uncofortable and sick without subs, can u try to let Robert guide u on this. B sure to let him know how much u r on, what happened when u tried 2 switch and when the Baby is due, he probably will want that info. go to forum, start thread to Robertunderscore325. Good Luck. Patti
"There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Suboxone or SUBUTEX in pregnant women. Suboxone or SUBUTEX should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus"
I found that information in the professional literature on suboxone. There have been studies done on rats, mice, and rabbits. It also indicated there might be withdrawal symptoms in the new born but didn't seem to be very serious. The worst of these symptoms occurred on the first day after birth.
I would do as Patti suggested and go to the forum to post your concerns. Many doctors are not well educated on suboxone and pregnancy. If you want to review the clinical trials results, go to the "Drugs A to Z" and click on the "S" look up the professional or advanced information regarding suboxone. The "med facts" for consumers does not have this detailed information.
I'm sure your doctor will take all precautions necessary to assure a safe pregnancy and delivery. Congratulations and my best wishes to you!
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