Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery / Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

RAS ID

14084

Comments

This article was originally published as: Geraghty, S. , & Dixon, C. (2012). The use of naltrexone in pregnancy in opiate-dependent mothers. British Journal of Midwifery, 20(7), 503-506. Original article available here

Abstract

There is an absence of sufficient evidence regarding naltrexone use in pregnancy due to the limited range of human studies. Naltrexone implants are being used in Western Australia as a treatment for opioid dependency, and although contraindicated for insertion during pregnancy, there are a number of women who conceive while undergoing treatment. A review of the available data revealed that naltrexone is associated with improved maternal and fetal outcomes. Extensive research into this area in the form of large, multicentre trials is required to confirm the results of the current research.

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