Alert the Pharmacist to Any Rx or OTC Pain Med Being Used in Pregnant Patients

We're getting questions about how to handle Rxs for opioids (codeine, oxycodone, etc) to treat pain during pregnancy.

About 1 in 7 pregnant women will be prescribed an opioid.

But during EARLY pregnancy, opioids are linked to a small increase in birth defects involving the spinal cord and possibly other sites.

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