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Medications for Labor Pain

Drugs associated with Labor Pain

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Labor Pain: Labor pain is the uterine contractions that under normal conditions increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, culminating in vaginal delivery of the infant.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Stadol Rx C 4 X 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: butorphanol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
butorphanol Rx C 4 X 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: butorphanol systemic

Brand name:  Stadol

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Opana Rx C 2 X Add review
7.0

Generic name: oxymorphone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Numorphan Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: oxymorphone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
oxymorphone Rx C 2 X Add review
8.0

Generic name: oxymorphone systemic

Brand names:  Opana, Numorphan

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Naropin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Talwin Rx C 4 X Add review Add

Generic name: pentazocine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
pentazocine Rx C 4 X Add review Add

Generic name: pentazocine systemic

Brand name:  Talwin

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Naropin SDV Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
ropivacaine Rx B N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Brand names:  Naropin, Naropin SDV, Naropin Polyamp

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Naropin Polyamp Rx B N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ropivacaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Labor Pain

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Labor Pain. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Labor Pain.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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