Fast Fast #344 has been released: Opioids for Serious Illness in Pregnancy. Thank you to Kasey L Malotte, PharmD, Rosemarie Hirsch, MD, and Hunter Groninger, MD for this new addition to the Fast Fact library.
How safe are opioids during pregnancy? How safe are they for newborns of breastfeeding mothers on opioids? What if a pregnant or breastfeeding patient is on maintenance opioid therapy for addiction, which opioid would be safest? This new Fast Fact synthesizes the best medical evidence on this topic to offer safe opioid prescribing considerations for pregnant patients or patients who are breastfeeding.