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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.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
See doctor first: Majority of headaches are not serious. However, headaches in pregnancy should get evaluated by your doctor because headaches could be the result of elevated blood pressure or other causes. Once the rare but important conditions have been assessed you doctor might allow you to use tylenol (acetaminophen). Your doctor will not allow Aspirin or Ibuprofen or other nsaids because they can hurt the baby.
Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: Yes, tylenol (or its generic, acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy. Most women try to take as little medicine as possible during pregnancy, especially during the first 3 months. A woman's ob-gyn doctor likely has a printed hand-out that lists the usual medications that pregnant women can take for common symptoms during pregnancy.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It's safe: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) in pregnancy as directed. 500 - 1000 mg every 6 hours is the recommended dose for aches or pains. Let your OB know if you're taking otc meds so they can help you. "pregnancy companion" is a good app that also lists safe meds in pregnancy.

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

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Yes: Both components of this medication are considered safe in pregnancy.
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.
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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 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use tylenol (acetaminophen) pm when you are pregnant?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
What extent?: This product is made up of tylenol (acetaminophen) and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and each is safe during pregnancy. This means limited and occasional use however as being wisest and most careful for the growing fetus. Some may tell you of a link between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cleft lip; studies showed this to be false. Still caution with any medicine in pregnancy is best; much remains unknown.

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