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percocet during pregnancy Alexis's mama Due February 28; 1 child; Hayward, California 37 posts
14th Jul '09

this is a followup question to another post i posted a few weeks ago.i'am wondering if there is anyone out there that took percocet in their first trimester due to pain and what the outcome or effects on the fetus were from a first hand experience.thanks.

*********** 18 kids; Intercourse, Pennsylvania 8849 posts
14th Jul '09

If your OB gave it to you, you should be fine.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
14th Jul '09
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*************** 66 kids; Iowa 33630 posts
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Hoizi {Is A Mommy} 1 child; Chesapeake, Virginia 6081 posts
14th Jul '09

percocet is actually in the tylenal family.... IMO I would take very little of it and deal with the pain..thats me....

--+-- Washington 17251 posts
14th Jul '09

I took percocet and my daughter came out fine. If your OB prescribed it then you should be fine mama. Just take it as recommended.

mommywood2011 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 658 posts
14th Jul '09

i took percocet but only towards the end, and was concerned about it and this is what i read.-

Little research has been done on Percocet and pregnancy. However, the two main components of it have been studied in pregnant women. Acetaminophen is considered fairly safe during pregnancy, and oxycodone doesn't appear to increase the risk of birth defects. The main concern is that, since the drug is a narcotic, using Percocet during the end of pregnancy could lead to narcotic withdrawal in the infant after delivery.




When given to pregnant animals, oxycodone did not seem to increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. Limited human research also suggests that oxycodone does not seem to cause birth defects in humans. However, oxycodone is a narcotic, and using this drug during the end of a pregnancy may cause narcotic withdrawal symptoms in the infant after delivery. Such symptoms may include:



  • Irritability and excessive crying
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Hyperactive reflexes
  • Fast breathing
  • Increased stools
  • Sneezing
  • Yawning
  • Vomiting
  • Fever.


However, pregnancy Category C medicines, including Percocet, may be given to a pregnant woman if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.

Casey (OSB) 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 2535 posts
14th Jul '09
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......................... Santa Fe, New Mexico 46828 posts
14th Jul '09

It is really up to you. Do the benefits of you taking this outweigh the risks?



Although I did find this information.



http://www.obfocus.com/reference/Formulary/Drugs%20in%20Pregnancy/Oxycodone.htm

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
14th Jul '09
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Ericka Lynn Due May 4 (boy); Kansas 1 posts
9th Feb '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alexis's mama:</b>" this is a followup question to another post i posted a few weeks ago.i'am wondering if there is anyone ... [snip!] ... in their first trimester due to pain and what the outcome or effects on the fetus were from a first hand experience.thanks."</blockquote>



I was prescribed percocet 10 for a Spine injury from a car accident and have taken percocet throughout my entire pregnancy (7 months now!) and had to get a second level sonogram because they thought they saw a cleft lip/pallet (which I was informed would have been caused by his family smoking cigarettes around me everyday) any who, our son is perfect, no evidence of fetal abnormalities, all brain activity, organ sizes, amount of blood flow through each organ, etc. Is perfect and he is exactly how he is supposed to be! I am however going to stop taking them the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy to rule out all risks of him having any withdrawals or cholic. Each Doctor feels differently about the prescription, just remember if you need it then it is better to take what you are RECOMMENDED than to run the risk of stress on yourself which is stress on your baby.