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Pregnancy and drug interactions, go!

Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory!Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
So I've asked the doctor (but really, what would she know?), I've asked the internet(it's always right!), but since this is one area where letting my innate paranoia run rampant isn't a problem, I now want to query people on the internet:

Tylenol
Amoxicillin
Percoset

Every source consulted so far says when used appropriately, none of these pose significant risk to women in mid to late term pregnancy. Truth?

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  • Reverend_ChaosReverend_Chaos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    As a fake internet lawyer with a child Doctor as my avatar, I must tell you that I am not a doctor, in real life or the internet. With that in mind.....

    If there is even a slight chance of issues, a Doctor will usually tell you to stay away. If she tells you to take it, and there are known issues and something bad happens, she is liable.

    In most cases (there are glaring exceptions) a Doctor will always err on the side of caution, unless you are on TV and your doctor is Hugh Laurie....

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  • ceresceres Your photo framed Raw within my mindSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    I'm not sure about the second two, but Tylenol is pretty well-known to be safe.

    Basically, you're going to want to look for lists of Category A drugs (drugs that have been tested and found to be of no harm to a growing fetus when taken as directed). The categories get progressively less "safe" and progressively more on a "need-to-take basis"

    According to wikipedia, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is Cat A in Australia and Cat B in the US (pretty safe), amoxicillin is the same, and percocet is listed at B/D (high dosage or prolonged use).

    And I am done with my graceless heart,
    So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart.

    The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    A doctor would know better than us, but yes, those are all safe during pregnancy from what I remember.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The only problem I see is percoset (oxycodone) when you're close to having your baby. Any narcotic can be addiction forming, oxycodone is shown to be as such, and your baby could theoretically be born having withdrawal symptoms.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    And that all mirrors what I discovered on my own, as well as what the doctor said. The percoset is only enough for a few days of usage, so addiction worries aren't really on the table.

    Well, that assuages even my paranoia (and confirms I didn't make any mistakes due to language barriers), I just wanted reassurance that yes, the trained professional actually did know what they were talking about, and were not trying to mislead me to their own nefarious ends. :P

    Unless you're all in on it too, but that is probably a thread for another time.

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  • ceresceres Your photo framed Raw within my mindSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    That would be a very elaborate conspiracy...

    ...unless were were all unwitting participants and acetaminophen is actually some sort of mind control drug and that's why headaches get better when you take it...

    ...but life gets really complicated when you start to think that way.

    And I am done with my graceless heart,
    So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart.

    The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Good on you for being willing to take stuff, my wife wouldn't even take tylenol when she was pregnant. I'm all for being safe but you need to be comfortable too.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    And that all mirrors what I discovered on my own, as well as what the doctor said. The percoset is only enough for a few days of usage, so addiction worries aren't really on the table.

    Well, that assuages even my paranoia (and confirms I didn't make any mistakes due to language barriers), I just wanted reassurance that yes, the trained professional actually did know what they were talking about, and were not trying to mislead me to their own nefarious ends. :P

    Unless you're all in on it too, but that is probably a thread for another time.

    Registered Nurse here. Graduate anesthesia school, etc.

    None of those are a problem if taken as prescribed. Don't overdose on the Percocet. Don't mix any of them with alcohol (which I am sure she is not drinking regardless).

    I am in the business of saving lives.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    For the record, I am way too XY to ever get pregnant outside of a Schwarzenegger buddy movie. I am the information chokepoint in this scenario, and being the worrier I am, want to make sure the info I'm passing on is 110% verified to my satisfaction.

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