Educate About A Small Risk of Neural Tube Defects With Opioids

You'll see more caution about using opioids during pregnancy.

Opioids are often considered second-line after acetaminophen for treating pain during pregnancy and are a mainstay in hospitalized women.

But during EARLY pregnancy, opioids are linked to a small increase in neural tube defects...about 4 to 6 more per 10,000 births...and possibly other birth defects.

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