When you consult your doctor
It is rightly said that nothing should be hidden from a doctor and therefore when you consult the doctor for hydrocodone medication, you must mention to your doctor whether you are pregnant or plan a pregnancy, take only when your physician is prescribe.
While pregnant, this medication should only be used when no other option is available because it is possible that it may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy
To lessen the risk, take the small dosage for the shortest period of time. Tell the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as slow/shallow breathing, irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhoea.
- In case you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
- Brain disorders (such as head injury, Tumor, Seizures)
- Breathing problems (such as asthma, Sleep apnea
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
- Kidney disease, Liver disease, Mental/mood disorders (such as Confusion, Depression, Thoughts of suicide)
- Personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol
- Stomach/intestinal problems (such as Blockage, Constipation
- Diarrhea due to infection, Paralytic ileus)
Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date might harm the unborn baby or make it addictive for him in the future, which could lead to serious consequences. Therefore, it is advised to be safer and mention all the details to your doctor in advance to be protected from the side effects of hydrocodone for you and your baby.