Ultram (tramadol) and Pregnancy and Nursing

Pregnancy Category – Category C

There are no adequate studies on the effects of Ultram in pregnant women. Pregnant animals treated with Ultram had some babies with problems. That’s why you should only use Ultram during pregnancy if the potential benefit is greater than the potential risk to your unborn child.

If you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, talk to your doctor about using Ultram.

You can also check to see if there is a pregnancy exposure registry for that medicine. The Food and Drug Administration has a list of pregnancy exposure registries (http://www.fda.gov/womens/registries/default.htm) that pregnant women can join.

 

Taking Ultram or Ultram ER While Breast Feeding

It is not known whether Ultram is carried in human breast milk. Ask your doctor if you should avoid taking Ultram while you are nursing your baby.

It is important that women do not stop breastfeeding unnecessarily, however more information may be needed about the actual effects of Ultram to be certain it is safe to use while breastfeeding.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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