Has anyone taken tramadol (ultram) during pregnancy? I took it several times recently because my mother said it was safe (she used to be a nurse)but I decided to research it anyways and found a few sites saying it can cause serious problems with the fetus! Now I'm very worried I have harmed my poor little baby! I wasn't takling it in excess but only about 2 times a week for the past 2 months.
it's for mild to severe pain relief. I was taking it for my scoliosis and sciatic pain.
your best friend during pregnancy
and its a muscle relaxer i think
No harm to the fetus due to tramadol was seen at doses that were not maternally toxic. Tramadol is a Class C drug that should not be taken during pregnancy,,,according to my doctor. I was on three class C drugs and have to go off. But, some of the research I have done does not suggest that you would do harm by taking Tramadol a couple of times but I really would contact your doctor to make sure. Good luck
i don't know about tramadol, but many class C drugs are still given. Review the reports that have been done on animals and see if there are any reports in human birth problems.
I have the option of going back on Lexapro while pregnant which is a class C, that caused minor decreases in birthweight in rats, but not enough women who were pregnant and taking the drug have been sampled to show conclusive reports, but of the reported findings no changes were found in human babies.
and I am on a class C anitbiotic now... Biaxin.
Class C again... I'm on it for a resp. infection that came on during a nasty virus that made so much extra mucus.
It was perscribed to me by my OBGYN (as my regular doctors office refuses to treat me unless the OB says they can't since I'm pregnant) and he said, "This is a major antibiotic, but you are in your second trimester now, and its safe for me to perscribe it to you now. Major complications can happen from an infection anywhere, so we need to knock it out FAST. The risks are far higher from infection than from the drug."
So just because it is class C doesn't mean it WON'T be used for women who are pregnant, it just means that if there are better options with more conclusive reports in humans, then they should be explored first.
You need to talk to you doctor though before making any decisions. Tramadol can be serious stuff. It was perscribed to me for migranes once, and it turned out to lower the seizure threshold in people with seizure disorders.
I flopped and foamed for like a week before we found out it was being caused by the medicine that I was given to help keep me from the seizures in the first place.
I don't see my doc again until the 21st but I plan on talking to him about it then. Only problem is that he's an adventist and doesn't believe pregnant women should take ANY medication whatsoever. He wouldn't even give me phenergan for my morning sickness even though I lost about 15 lbs my first 4 months because I couldn't keep any food down at all. He told me not to even take any Tylenol! He wants me on NO meds at all during my pregnancy. He told me to just 'tough it out', that pregnant women had been having babies for centuries without any meds! I had been taking the tramadol I was on before the pregnancy because I had to get some kind of relief with my scoliosis and Tylenol wasn't working. I don't fully trust everything my doc says to be absolute fact. He's almost 70 and likes to do things the old fashioned way I suppose. So I guess I'm just going to "tough it out" as he says...lol But thanks everyone for all your help!