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A 18-year-old female asked:

can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and pregnant: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe in pregnancy. There is a large Danish study that shows a 40% increase in the incidence of ADHD in children born to mothers who took Tylenol (acetaminophen) during their pregnancy.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is category b, indicating an acceptable safety. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is also in many other products, like cold and sinus rx. Always read the ingredients and take care not to exceed the recommended daily amount, it can be toxic to the liver, pregnant or not.
A 25-year-old female asked:

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take while pregnant?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Just enough: Tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in pregnancy but do not take more than four to six pills a day if at all necessary.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the maximum amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) you can take when pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
The same: It is the same as what is written in the package insert under adult dosing. Maximum dose is 4 grams (4000mg) daily.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What type of Tylenol (acetaminophen) can i take if pregnant ?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Usually: dosages are recommended on the order of 325-650 mg at a time up to every four hours, with a maximum dosage of less than 4000 mg(or 4 gm) per day. But more and more physicians are recommending less than 3000 mg per day to help protect your liver. In the end, dosages should be reviewed with your OB, as often physicians recommend slight differences based on his/her experiences. Good luck.

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