Pregnant women ‘frequently’ coprescribed opioids, psychotropics

Pregnant women were “frequently” coprescribed opioids and psychotropic medications, researchers of a cross-sectional study wrote. These prescriptions sometimes led to antepartum hospitalization, they added.“While we know that pregnant women with opioid use and co-occurring mental health conditions are at risk for adverse outcomes, less is understood about prescribing patterns of opioids and psychotropics among pregnant women,” Marcela C. Smid, MD, MA, MS, an assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Utah, told Healio PrimaryRead More

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