Can I use co-Codamol while pregnant?

Can I use co-Codamol while pregnant?

Co-codamol and pregnancy While co-codamol can be taken in pregnancy, other painkillers may be more suitable. Co-codamol contains paracetamol and codeine. Paracetamol is safe to take in pregnancy, however codeine can affect your baby, particularly towards the end of pregnancy.

Can you take co-Codamol in third trimester?

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) family of painkillers (including ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac) are not suitable for use in the third trimester of pregnancy (see below). Other painkillers such as paracetamol and codeine can be safely used at any time during pregnancy.

Which painkiller is best for pregnancy?

Most pregnant women can take acetaminophen if their doctor gives them the thumbs-up. It’s the most common pain reliever that doctors allow pregnant women to take.

What painkillers can a pregnant woman take?

Which of the following drugs can be safely prescribed in pregnancy?

Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)*
  • Dextromethorphan (Robitussin®)*
  • Guaifenesin (Mucinex® [plain]) *
  • Vicks Vapor Rub® mentholated cream.
  • Mentholated or non-mentholated cough drops.
  • (Sugar-free cough drops for gestational diabetes should not contain blends of herbs or aspartame)

Which painkillers are safe during pregnancy for headache?

Most pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to treat occasional headaches. Your health care provider might recommend other medications as well. Make sure you have the OK from your health care provider before taking any medication, including herbal treatments.

Is it safe to take Co-codamol (codiene) during pregnancy?

As a Midwife I would like to suggest please do not take co codamol (codiene) in pregnancy, particularly in later stages – baby can be born with signs and symptoms of addiction if taken regularly. Under no circumstances take any codiene based medication whilst breastfeeding – it can be accumulative in the baby’s system and can be very dangerous.

What are the risks of taking codeine during pregnancy?

One of the complications being an increased risk of Caesarean delivery. During a study, they found an increased risk of Caesarean delivery when the mother had taken Codeine for longer than two weeks. There is no solid evidence that this was solely down to taking Codeine during pregnancy.

Is it safe to take codeine while breastfeeding?

As regards breastfeeding, codeine can very rarely have a serious effect on babies, but is generally thought safe, if only for a short period of time (just after delivery for example) and best avoided for the constipation probs, especially if you have stitches.

Is it safe to take ibuprofen during pregnancy?

I think anything codeine-based is ok to take in pregnancy (that and paracetomol, not ibruprofen etc). Sure someone will be along soon who can confirm