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Roxicodone in pregnancy

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Date: 2004-08-13

Question:
i AM CURRENTLY USING ROXICODONE 15-30MG EVERY 4-6 HOURS, I HAVE BEEN USING THIS MED FOR MY CONDITION FOR YEARS...I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT IN JUNE AND HAVE BEEN ADVISED NOT TO DISCONTINUE USE AS WITHDRAWALS MAY AFFECT MY UNBORN BABY...I HAVE DONE EXTENSIVE INTERNET RESEARCH AND CANNOT FIND ANY INFO SUGGESTING USE OF THIS DRUG BEING DETRIMENTAL TO MY BABY...ARE THERE ANY FETAL RISKS THAT I AM NOT SEEING? PLEASE HELP.

Answer:
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only. Consult your physician.

This drug is not known to be teratogenic, but after prolonged fetal exposure, the newborn may experience withdrawal and should be monitored by a pediatrician.

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