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If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

If I am pregnant and I have a really bad cold can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

Yes.: Sporadic aleve (naproxen) not a problem, unless you are at term. Takes two days to clear and could enhance blood loss. Better than asa. But aleve (naproxen) will not help your cold unless you have pain, sore throat - headache, etc.

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant is it ok if I take an Aleve (naproxen) for my headache?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant is it ok if I take an Aleve (naproxen) for my headache?

No!: While you are pregnant, you can only take acetaminophen (Tylenol) and /or narcotics for pain. You can hurt your baby by taking NSAID type medicine (i.e. Aleve, Motrin, Advil, ibuprofen, naproxen) fora headache or other pain.

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while I'm pregnant for a tooth ache?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) while I'm pregnant for a tooth ache?

Meds and Pregnant: Any medication should be pre-approved by your OBGYN. Even over the counter meds. Even pain meds for a toothache. Call you MD's office and speak to their nurse who will readily find out for you. Visit your DDS office, find out what is the cause of your tooth pain. They can call the MD office and find out what is OK and not.

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Why cant I take aleve (naproxen) during the 7 month of pregnancy? What will it do to my baby?

Increased risk: Of birth defects and miscarriage in the last trimester when patients have taken Aleve (naproxen). Most medications commonly used in pregnancy have insufficient data to know fetal risks. I recommend not taking it at all during pregnancy if possible. Check with your doctor for alternative treatments based on your symptoms and diagnosis. Drink lots of water, especially in your last trimester & while nursing!

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant what can I take for tension headaches? Aleve (naproxen) helps a lot but I can't take that right now

Headaches/Pregnancy: Have you discussed with your obstetrician? Headaches may be associated or exacerbated with pregnancy. For tension ha you can try tyelenol. However, given pregnancy I would recommend injections such as trigger points for muscular pain or massage therapy prior. It may be beneficial to also try acupuncture.

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and have had a migrain for 3 days. I have taken Tylonal every 4 hrs, and it hasn't helped at all. BP is 112/69 can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and have had a migrain for 3 days. I have taken Tylonal every 4 hrs, and it hasn't helped at all. BP is 112/69 can I take Aleve (naproxen)?

No GREAT solution: Every time I get this consult from OB I reread everything AGAIN just to check myself & see if anything new is out. But, pregnancy just ties our hands terribly. So, always start with basics. Be sure YOU're not adding risk factors such as: Lack of sleep, Low blood sugar, Caffeine WITHDRAWAL, Dehydration, POOR POSTURE, Stress. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for more ideas.

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Is it safe to take naproxen while pregnant, ?

Is it safe to take naproxen while pregnant, ?

Naproxen: The fewer medications you take during pregnancy, the better, especially in the first half. Discuss with your ob.

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I need to know if it is safe to take Naproxen Sodium 220 mg while 14 weeks pregnant.

I need to know if it is safe to take Naproxen Sodium 220 mg while 14 weeks pregnant.

Pregnancy and Meds: It is not usually recommended to take medications while pregnant. In some cases we would prescribe but check with your doctor.

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant with a tooth ache. Can I take an all day pain relief with naproxen sodium 220 mg? I have no Tylenol (acetaminophen).

I'm 25 weeks pregnant with a tooth ache. Can I take an all day pain relief with naproxen sodium 220 mg? I have no Tylenol (acetaminophen).

See your DDS: Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Dental local anesthesia and treatment are safe and essential during pregnancy. Some medications can be dangerous during pregnancy.

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What will Aleve (naproxen) do to you when your pregnant?

See details: It can cause GI ulcers and bleeding. Most harm may occur to fetus especially if it is used later in pregnancy. It may interfere with normal labor and delivery.

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I am nine weeks pregnant and took two 200 mg Aleve for a headache. Will it harm my baby?

I am nine weeks pregnant and took two 200 mg Aleve for a headache. Will it harm my baby?

Pregnancy and drugs: You are right to be concerned about taking medication during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor the recommended treatments for simple complaints like colds and headaches during pregnancy. S/he may prefer Tylenol or acetaminophen, for example. A single dose of Aleve should not cause a problem, even at 9 weeks.

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Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried I did something to harm the baby.?

Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried I did something to harm the baby.?

U question was: Not quite clear. But the amount of medication u took was rather excessive. Discuss with u physician what u need to do and how much u can take and do not exceed that.

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Dec 2011 I overdosed on 17 Aleve (naproxen) pills. I got pregnant in july 2012 and I got hydronephrosis in my left kidney. Symptoms were gross hematuria on august 2012. Could the pills have caused this?

No: Hydronephrosis is common during pregnancy, more on the right than left. Could also be due to a kidney stone if there is associated pain. If you have continued to take aleve (naproxen) or another pain medication, you could have bleeding from your kidney from that. Sometimes a clot in the ureter tube could cause pain and hydronephrosis as well.

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About 6 weeks pregnant. Took Aleve (naproxen) for bad cramps twice but no bleeding. They only come when I make force or accidentally put pressure on uterus. Why?

About 6 weeks pregnant. Took Aleve (naproxen) for bad cramps twice but no bleeding. They only come when I make force or accidentally put pressure on uterus. Why?

Home "earthquake": When pressure is applied to a pregnant uterus, contractions often occur as the uterus is home to your pregnancy and the "pressure" is often like an "earthquake" as it disturbs the "home" environment.

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Is safe to le naproxen I think I am pregnant?

Anti inflammatory: Anti inflammatory medications are recommended to be stopped in the initial stages of pregnancy until you can be seen by a obstetrician to clear you to take just about any medication, over the counter or prescription.

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Is naproxen safe if I want to get pregnant? Or should I should stop taking it immediately? I'm taking it for my migraine.

Is naproxen safe if I want to get pregnant? Or should I should stop taking it immediately? I'm taking it for my migraine.

Safe: You can take it prior to pregnancy on an occasional basis but should stop it once pregnancy has occurred.

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