A 35-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?
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Dr. Amy Herold answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Effect on baby: Aspirin and Ibuprofen are related anti-inflammatory pain medicines. They should be avoided in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because they can close an important valve in the baby's heart. This valve normally closes at the time of birth which is why they can be taken post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that does not have this effect on the baby and is safe in pregnancy.
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
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