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can a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? i'm wondering if you could help me on my question because i'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because i don't know if i am supposed to or not.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. Ibuprofen is usually not recommended but can be used in the first trimester if your ob/gyne syas it is ok. Try the tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If it does not help, call your ob/gyne for another suggestion.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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