Is It Safe to Take Lortab While Pregnant?


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According to Drugs.com, the safety of Lortab on an unborn baby is unknown. It is in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) pregnancy category C.

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Lortab is a narcotic pain medication containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen and is used to reduce moderate to severe pain. The FDA places Lortab in pregnancy category C, meaning that whether or not it is harmful to an unborn child is not known.

However, Lortab could cause difficulty breathing or symptoms of addiction and withdrawal in a newborn baby. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication, tell your doctor before you begin taking Lortab.

Hydrocodone and acetaminophen can be transferred through breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not breast-feed a baby while using this medicine.

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