Can opioids be used for pain relief during pregnancy?

Varinder Rai, Regional Medicines Information Manager, London Medicines Information ServiceSource UKMiPublished

There are no specific guidelines for the treatment of pain in pregnancy. Not all analgesics are suitable for use during or at certain stages of pregnancy. This updated Q&A explores the data available to support the safety of prescribing opioids for pain relief in pregnancy.

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