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Is vicodin safe during pregnancy?
March 13, 2017 8:25PM
No. According to the FDA, Vicodin is currently a Class C drug, because it has been shown conclusively to cause birth defects in animal studies, but the risks to human fetuses are not yet determined through controlled studies. Typically doctors only prescribe it during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus.
Despite this classification, new research has shown Vicodin to NOT BE SAFE during human pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. According to the CDC, Vicodin increases the risk of severe and life-threatening birth defects, including spina bifida and heart (multiple types of heart defects), brain, eye and abdominal defects.