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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Both components of this medication are considered safe in pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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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.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm pregnant and was curious if tylenol (acetaminophen) pm is safe to take?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm contains Benadryl which has diphenhydramine. This is a pregnancy category b drug as specified by the fda. It is known to have strong oxytocic effects, ie induce strong uterine contractions. This has been confirmed in various human and animal study models.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm while pregnant.?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm while pregnant.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is your friend during pregnancy. You can take up to 4 g per day. This equates to 2 extra strength tablets 4 times per day.

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