My sister has been taking suboxin for about 3 years now due to a heroin addiction, and she is about 6-7 months pregnant now and is still taking the suboxin daily. I am very worried as to what the suboxin can do to her unborn child. If anyone can help me out with some information that i could pass on to her about the affects on her baby that would be great. i just want her to know how bad she's really hurting her baby. Thank you!
Suboxin is a class C medication which means the effects on baby are not known and it can be taken when the benefits outweigh the risks. There is no evidence it will harm her baby but that doesn't mean there won't be any effect. Baby would be at risk for withdrawal after birth.
Make she that your sister works closely with her dr on this. Her dr MUST know she is taking the medication during pregnancy to monitor her and baby appropriately.
Well it is safer for her to take the mediation than to withdrawal bc withdrawal can cause fetal death. It is very important that her dr knows about this medication so they can monitor her and her baby appropriately.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.