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Can you take Vicodin for sprained arm while pregnant?

I am 20 weeks pregnant and I have a sprained my wrist. I have an old prescription for Vicodin but was hesitant to take it. Tylenol is just not working! Help!

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ncgrits1968

Asked by ncgrits1968 at 1:13 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • No way!! Do not take it while pregnant - vicodin is a narcotic!
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I would say no. Take a look at this website:

    http://www.safefetus.com/DrugDetail.asp?DrugId=1133&TradeName=Vicodin&TradeId=2719
    arouthier

    Answer by arouthier at 1:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I would call your Dr/OB/Midwife before taking anything to make sure it is safe. They would know best.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 1:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Furthermore, you shouldn't take old prescription drugs anyway, pregnant or not.
    arouthier

    Answer by arouthier at 1:15 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • noi have a list of meds you can take while preggers and that is not on there
    britme1027

    Answer by britme1027 at 1:15 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • NO
    sta517

    Answer by sta517 at 1:16 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Opiates cause no harm to the fetus and are not considered teratogenic (sp?). The only damage that opiates can do is addiction/withdrawal syndrome (which isn't an issue unless taken regularly) and respiratory depression from overdose (which isn't an issue unless abused). But ask your doctor just to be sure.
    soflashelley

    Answer by soflashelley at 1:17 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Yea I read that its only harmful if its abused, taken in 1st trimester, and baby cud go into withdrawals if used too much-which its not. But I will pass on it-Don't want to take any chances. Thanks for everyone's input!
    ncgrits1968

    Comment by ncgrits1968 (original poster) at 1:21 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • See everyone is saying no. But I was perscriped vicodin while I was at home having contractions for days that just werent doing anything. I never took one because well, it ended up being time when I filled the perscribtion. And as long as its not expired it fine. But I would call to make sure though...dont go listening to people on a website, get the info from YOUR dr.
    Shani527

    Answer by Shani527 at 1:21 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Oh no way!
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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