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If I am pregnant, is it safe to be given Buprenex?

Buprenex (buprenorphine) hasn't been proven safe for use in pregnancy or labor. You should receive it only if you and your doctor feel the need outweighs the potential risks to your developing fetus. This medication, which is a powerful painkiller given by injection, can cause withdrawal symptoms in a baby born to a mother who received Buprenex while pregnant or in labor.

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