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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant, two pills at a time? And what the regular dosage says?

Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant, two pills at a time? And what the regular dosage says?

Probably: Tylenol (acetaminophen) exposure is common in pregnancy but shouldn't involve more than the recommended dose. Toxicity of tylenol (acetaminophen) is easy so caution is warranted. There are some issues of tylenol (acetaminophen) use in pregnancy with blood pressure elevations and preterm labor as well. Isolated and irregular use is probably safe, but no medication can be presumed safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant? I have white oblong pills that say l484 if it's okay to take how many can I take?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant? I have white oblong pills that say l484 if it's okay to take how many can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take during pregnancy. I'm not sure what the the pills are that you are describing. Generally tylenol (acetaminophen) can be in two forms of 325 mg or 500 mg per tablet. You can take one to two of those tablets every 4-6 hours as needed. You should not take over 4, 000 mg in a day. ...Read more

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Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

No: Suboxone is classified as category c by the fda. It has caused defects in animal studies but has not been adequately studied in humans. Hydrocodone also carries a c classification. Use of either is only indicated if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your obstetrician will advise you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant? I am 18 weeks and have a bad cold/cough/headache & body aches. Regular strength, 325mg

Tylenol, (acetaminophen): Tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetminophen, is safe to take when pregnant. Please be sure to follow the dosing instructions on the package. Do not take more than it recommends. Overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) is very dangerous to your liver. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant I'm almost 8 months and stopped taking it 4 months ago will my babies be addicted I only took about 4 out?

How safe is it to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant I'm almost 8 months and stopped taking it 4 months ago will my babies be addicted I only took about 4 out?

Baby will be fine: In general, doctors try not to give narcotics during pregnancy. It sounds like you didn't take very much and it was a long time ago. There is basically zero risk that your baby would be addicted. Remember that your body processes medications first and then the medications have to cross through the placenta which also metabolizes medications (double protection for the baby). ...Read more

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What is the maximum daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for a pregnant woman?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The limitation of tylenol (acetaminophen) is the same as for someone who is not pregnant: 4000mg per 24 hours. ...Read more

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