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A 45-year-old female asked:

Is diclofenac safe to take by pregnant women?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Probably Not: Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), and other drugs of this class should generally not be taken during pregnancy as it can affect the fetus' circulatory system late in pregnancy and are associated with developmental defects early on. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken in carefully limited quantities for pain. As always, the benefits versus the risks should be discussed with your doctor.
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Last updated Sep 22, 2019

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