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What effects do percocets have on pregnance?

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Anonymous 24 Dec 2010

A Mother-to-be should NOT be taking percocet unless the Ob-Gyn is aware and approves its use. If the Mother to be is dependent/addicted to percocet, the dr should be told as soon as possible, follow drs orders concerning its use during pregnancy.

booter46 24 Dec 2010

Good advice Patti

christineATU 24 Dec 2010

Hi TinyTee. I copied the following information regarding your question. Really the main thing is to discuss the benefits vs. risks with the doctor. Good luck to you and have a great New Year.
Chris

"Acetaminophen/oxycodone Pregnancy Warnings

Two cases of acetaminophen overdose in late pregnancy have been reported. In both cases neither the neonate nor the mother suffered hepatic toxicity. Investigations have revealed conflicting results with regards to the pharmacokinetic disposition of acetaminophen in pregnancy women. One study has suggested that the oral clearance of acetaminophen is 58% higher and the elimination half-life is 28% longer in pregnant women. Another study has suggested that the elimination half-life is not different in patients who are pregnant. That study also suggested that the volume of distribution of acetaminophen may be higher in pregnant women. One study has suggested that acetaminophen in typical oral doses may result in a reduced production of prostacyclin in pregnant women. That study also suggested that acetaminophen does not affect thromboxane production.

Acetaminophen-oxycodone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Acetaminophen is routinely used for short-term pain relief and fever in all stages of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is believed to be safe in pregnancy when used intermittently for short durations. Use of narcotic analgesics in late pregnancy is associated with the risk of neonatal withdrawal. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Acetaminophen-oxycodone containing products should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk."

booter46 24 Dec 2010

Also good advice Chris. You guys are saints.

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