“Revised guidelines on treatment of opioid use during pregnancy have been released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Medication-assisted treatment remains the recommended treatment, but medically supervised withdrawal can be considered in certain clinical situations, according to the guidelines.
The guidelines provide an updated review of pharmacologic treatment options, including methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and naloxone.
“Concern about medication-assisted treatment must be weighed against the negative effects of ongoing misuse of opioids, which can be much more detrimental to mom and baby. Medication-assisted treatment improves adherence to prenatal care and addiction treatment programs and has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications,” lead author, Maria Mascola, MD, from the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, said in a news release.”
Read more at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/883367
Source: Medscape.com – July 25, 2017
See related article There’s Hope for the Increasing Number of Babies Born Opioid Dependent available at: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2017/07/31/hope-increasing-number-of-babies-born-opioid-dependent/