Quoting MRS. C:" Hello, I was recently prescribed vicodin due to severe back pain. When I was talking about it with a ... [snip!] ... harm the baby or yourself. I would not worry so much, since you have told your Dr that you are still taking the drug and why."Really? I wonder why its always listed as catagory C in safe medications to take while pregnant...I have actually heard the same thing about xanax, that it doesnt cross the placenta, even though its listed in catagory D!! I wish some of these studies were a little more informative, ya know!! Thank you for your reply though, it makes me feel much better!!
Quoting Holden's Mom:" They do drug testing on the meconium because it shows everything that has crossed the placenta since ... [snip!] ... do it though. They have to have a consent to test you, as the mom, for drugs, but they don't need consent to test your baby."I have done extensive research on this subject and it says that the meconium will only show anything that has been taken from the16-20th week on til birth....
Quoting kyrafae:" I am certified for drug testing. If the prescription is over 90 days old, it is not valid. So I would ... [snip!] ... but make sure it is out of your blood. I am surprised that Tylenol 3 showed up as an opiate though. Never experienced that one."
Tylenol 3 has codeine in it...which is an opiate...
someone else on here said that prescriptions are good for a year...is that not the case??? Gosh Im confused!!!
Quoting somerdjl23:" Tylenol 3 has codeine in it...which is an opiate... someone else on here said that prescriptions are good for a year...is that not the case??? Gosh Im confused!!!"
In the state of Kentucky I know that they are only good for 90 days unless there are refills. Each refill is good for 90 days after they are filled. The actual drug won't expire for a year but having a valid prescription is not. Not sure about other states though.
It's like this, if you r doctor prescribed you say 30 pills for 3 a day, they should be gone in 10 days. That's the way they look at it, but if he prescribed you so 900 pills for 3 a day then they are good for 300 days. Depends on how big a script you are talking about too. I do know that regardless it will be in the baby's poop and you'll be fine because you had the script from before but for your blood the script may not be valid. If they are not testing you, I wouldn't worry at all. You had a script for it being in th baby's poop from the beginning so it shouldn't matter.
Hope this helped clear some things up for you.
I would think that as long as you can prove that it was prescribed to you then it shouldn't be a problem.
Quoting flirtychick84:" they only will test your babyif you meet the criteria.. limited prenatal care, something sketchy in your file. its not a standard newborn test, so you should be fine, i wouldnt even worry about.."Well, I have been to every single one of my prenatal appointments, found out I was preggo early on(about 3-4 wks pregnant) I have never rescheduled, never missed one! For some reason though, my OB felt the need to drug test meat my very 1st appt. It made me mad, I didnt know anything about it till heasked me at my 2nd appt. why there were opiates in my system, I was like " My teeth have been KILLING me, I went to my family Dr and she gave me a prescription for Tylenol#3" He said it was fine to take, I just didnt like the way they went about testing me, seemed a little sneaky to me....So would they consider this something "sketchy" in my file and use that as a basis to test my babys meconium....
I live in Houston & before I was pregnant I was smoking weed everynow & then it came up on my drug test but, he told me not to stress over it, they have to do drug tests & alot of patients come up with something that first drug test, THEY HAVE TO DRUG TEST. Some people use heavy drugs during their pregnancy, who would be that stupid I have no clue, he tests me everytime I go in when he checks for protein in my urine. If your not a drug user dont worry about it expecially if he said it's okay to take it. I also took a hydrocodone when I got in my wreck, which was before I saw my doctor also before I knew i was pregnant but, that didnt even come up.
Quoting flirtychick84:" they have to drug test? is that just a texas law, cuz im pretty sure ive never been drug tested at any ... [snip!] ... i honestly dont see why this is such a big issue for you? talk to your doctor about your concerns so you can stop stressing!!"
I dont know about testing the baby but, they do test the mothers at their apts. This is why when you go to the doctor and fill out those long thick papers [ oh gotta love them! ] they ask you what you have taken in the last 6 weeks.. if you write it down they wont be real concerned with your results. They also ask you what you have been prescribed in the past year.. she should of known this and told her doctor.. if she's prescribed I dont see the big deal honestly..