I have been taking Tramadol for over a year and my back pain is horriable. I want to get pregnant and have another baby in the future. I would like to know if anyone out there has personal experience on this?? If so what happened??
Will Tramadol for sure hurt a un born baby?
Question posted by Sara1204 on 13 Jan 2012
Last updated on 28 April 2017
You should not use it unless the benefits outweight the risks to the fetus. Neonatal seizures, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, fetal death and still birth have been reported during post-marketing reports. It should not be used in pregnant women prior to or during labor unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Safe use in pregnancy has not been established. Chronic use during pregnancy may lead to physical dependence and post-partum withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Tramadol has been shown to cross the placenta and is not recommended for obstetrical preoperative medication or for post-delivery analgesia in nursing mothers because its safety in infants and newborns has not been studied. Following a single IV 100-mg dose of tramadol, the cumulative excretion in breast milk within sixteen hours postdose was 100 μg of tramadol. Hope this helps you make your decision.
I took tramadol my entire pregnancy,the pharmacist told me it wasnt harmful,it didnt cross the placenta.I didnt tell my doctor i was taking it for fear i would get in trouble.My husband and i tried for a year to have a baby and finally i got pregnant,my back hurt so bad i couldnt take it,i had broken my tail bone.when my son was born,he was healthy beautiful 6pounds 14oz, baby.Then,the second day he started to have seizures,and withdrawls.he was transferred to the nicu,and stayed there for almost two weeks.Instead of going home with my new baby,we went home alone.He is now 3yrs old and healthy,smart and normal,we got lucky,but that two weeks was hell,we even had a social worker come and talked to us and we had to b interviewed and we couldve lost our baby to cps,we were lucky,but i tell this story to help inform people of the effects of tramadol in pregnancy,i hope my story helps,tramadol causes severe seizures in newborns addicted to it,
I have to agree with both of the other answers. The doctors will tell you ist's not addictive because that is what the drug reps have told thaem. I see this all the time on here. Laruie gave you a site to read & I'm going to give you another. I wish you all the best...
I don't have experience with tramadol. But I took demerol my entire pregnancy. I had no choice (long story) and my son had slight withdrawals. And I promise that you won't ever want to witness that as a mother. And not to be rude at all but why would you even want to risk it? Even if someone answers this post and says "oh I took tramadol my entire pregnancy and my babys fine" doesn't mean yours would be. Defintely talk to several doctors to see your options before trying to conceive . Also you can't abruptly stop tramadol so you'd have to taper down. Best to luck to you
While I have not taken tramadol while pregnant, I wanted to share the following:
Please don't just stop the tramadol abruptly. You will need to taper off this medication so to avoid withdrawals when you decide to get pregnant.
Best of luck,
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