Tramadol in Pregnancy Risks

Tramadol is a narcotic-like type of pain reliever that doctors prescribe to treat moderate to severe pain. It is considered a Class C drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and should not be used during pregnancy. Tramadol can be harmful to an unborn baby and can have serious side effects, or even cause death, in infants whose mother uses the drug during her pregnancy or labor.

Fast Facts:

  • Reports show neonatal seizures and withdrawal symptoms in babies who have been exposed to Tramadol before birth.
  • Inform your doctor if you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Tramadol.
  • Tramadol can also pass into breast milk, so it is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding.