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. 2010 Jan;56(1):25, 27.

Treating Pain During Pregnancy

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Treating Pain During Pregnancy

Malaika Babb et al. Can Fam Physician. .
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Abstract

Question: My pregnant patients frequently ask about taking pain medications, sometimes for chronic conditions. What is known about the safety of using analgesics in therapeutic doses for acute or chronic pain during pregnancy?

Answer: Commonly prescribed pain medications appear to be relatively safe to use during pregnancy. None of the analgesics has been found to increase the risk of major malformations, although caution should be used when prescribing them in late pregnancy.

QUESTION Mes patientes enceintes me posent souvent des questions sur l’usage des médicaments antidouleur, parfois pour des problèmes chroniques. Que sait-on des risques de l’utilisation d’analgésiques à doses thérapeutiques pour la douleur aiguë ou chronique durant la grossesse? RÉPONSE Les médicaments contre la douleur couramment prescrits semblent relativement sécuritaires durant la grossesse. Aucun analgésique ne s’est encore avéré causer des risques accrus de malformations importantes, mais il vaut mieux être prudent lorsqu’on les prescrit en fin de grossesse.

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