172023 tn?1334675884
Codeine
Interesting FDA warning.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/08/17/codeine.breast.feeding.ap/index.html
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I thought that was interest too..esp since they give many moms that after c-sections
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164559 tn?1233711618
I was given it after birth with Joseph as well.....
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172023 tn?1334675884
Its given every single day, everywhere.  Must be a pretty rare type of reaction.  In Canada, its over the counter.

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174483 tn?1327629077
wow thats a scary thought.....i wonder if its tylenol with codine, or if the lady was given straight codine

my dr perscribed me tylenol with codine and told me to take it every 4 hours, and gave me three refills, im glad i only took it a few times
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169867 tn?1327602254
I was given straight codeine when I was having unproductive contractions when pregnant with my last daughter. They said I had an irritable uterus. I never liked taking it but all other pain killers didn't touch them. I took them for a few weeks. She's fine  but I wonder if the warning is also applicable to pregnant women or just nursing mothers. If they hadn't induced me I could have been taking them solidly for about 6 weeks. Scary thought.

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164559 tn?1233711618
You;re right, we call it tylenol 3 up here.....
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174515 tn?1191710869
we have tylenol 3 and 4 here, but it is prescription. scary stuff. makes me terribly itchy.
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172023 tn?1334675884
Codeine makes me horribly sick to my stomach.  I can't take it at all.  
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158812 tn?1189759426
They always have given me Percocet in the hospital for the nursing cramps....Is that safe?
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169867 tn?1327602254
Yes it isn't the best- my first few doses made me really ill too. It also made me constipated! Not great when you're the size of a house!! Ugh.
I'm looking forward to an uneventful last 3 months this time! (Fingers crossed)

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150937 tn?1235947480
yes it is a VERY interesting article. I often wondered how it could be perfectly safe for a nursing mother/baby to take it.  I took it throughout my pregnancy, even though I didn't want to, in order to get out of bed, I often wonder if that is why my dd was such a PUKEY baby when she was born? Other than that, she was/is perfectly healthy.  
Just a little note though, Tylenol 3 is not over the counter drug in Ontario, Canada.  I had to have  a prescription for it.
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I was also only given Percocet in the hospital for nursing cramps...I can't take  Codeine either, it really upsets my stomach and it made me kinda loopy, also I had bad dreams( I've only had it once when I was very sick with a cold...I wasn't pregnant/nursing though)..good to know, peek!
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