which pain meds are okay to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Please see the September 2013 safety information regarding neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

We're getting questions about which pain meds are okay to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Some pain meds pose potential risks to unborn and nursing babies.

Taking NSAIDs (ibuprofen, etc) during pregnancy is linked to miscarriage and heart defects in unborn babies. But ibuprofen is okay during breastfeeding...since very little drug ends up in breast milk.

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