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Trying to conceive while on pentazocine

Patient: I want to conceive but i use sosegon for lower back pain…i want to know if use of sosegon affects pregnancy…or prevents from conceiving?????

 

 

Doctor: Sosegon (Pentazocine) was not found to be teratogenic in animal studies. Pentazocine has been shown to cross the human p lacenta. Use should be avoided during labor and delivery of premature infants. Abstinence syndromes in the newborn have been reported after long-term use of pentazocine during pregnancy. Other adverse effects in the newborn have been reported following abuse of pentazocine during pregnancy; these effects may be due to pentazocine, other drugs abused, the mother’s lifestyle, or a combination of all factors.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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