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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Exalgo?

If you're pregnant, you should not take Exalgo (hydromorphone) unless your doctor feels that the benefits of taking it outweigh the potential risks. Exalgo, a strong opioid medication used to relieve continuous moderate to severe pain, has not been well studied in pregnant women, and research shows that it does cross the placenta and therefore may harm a developing fetus.

Studies also have found that babies born to mothers who used opioids regularly before delivery are dependent on the drugs and may experience breathing problems and withdrawal symptoms.

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