Pregnant Woman on Xanax, Subutex
Dr. David Sack Says...
Thank you for your question. Obviously you are very concerned about your daughter and for good reason - it is always a serious matter when a pregnant woman is taking prescription drugs. She is lucky to have a parent looking out for her.
The prescription of medications during pregnancy is best managed by an obstetrician with experience in managing patients with substance abuse. It sounds like your daughter is seeing someone familiar with these issues and without more information it is hard to evaluate the specifics of her care. In general, if someone is addicted to opiates it is better to continue subutex until the end of the pregnancy as this is much safer for the baby.
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