Prescription Narcotic Painkillers commonly used in Pregnancy

April 14, 2015 1:13 PM

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A new study has revealed that use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy, which increases the odds of a baby to be born with low weight and premature. Also, the baby could experience painful drug withdrawal.

Drugs such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Oxycontin), codeine and morphine come under the category of these prescription painkillers, also called opioids. The study helped researchers determine that nearly 30% of the Tennessee expectant mothers were using at least one of these drugs while preg...

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