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Can you tell me about it's like to take excessive Excedrin during pregnancy?

Can you tell me about it's like to take excessive Excedrin during pregnancy?

Do not take: Do Not take any product with Aspirin in pregnancy unless your OB is giving it for specific problems (ie risk of preeclampsia or clotting disorder). It is NOT safe otherwise, increasing the risk of fetal or maternal bleeding. Also, excessive intake of Acetaminophen increases the risk of maternal liver disease. ...Read more

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I know it's not safe to take Excedrin while pregnant but everyone tells me diff reasons why .. What is the exact reason(s) why it's bad for baby!?

I know it's not safe to take Excedrin while pregnant but everyone tells me diff reasons why .. What is the exact reason(s) why it's bad for baby!?

Excedrin: Excedrin Migraine, which is the same as regular Excedrin, contains three ingredients. One is Tylenol (acetaminophen), which is safe to take during pregnancy. The second is aspirin, which is not recommended during pregnancy. The third is caffeine, and Excedrin has about the same caffeine as a cup of coffee can have at its weakest. Aspirin interferes with your blood's clotting action. As a result, taking aspirin during pregnancy — especially after 32 weeks — can contribute to maternal and fetal bleeding. Aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause the premature closure of a vessel in a baby's heart, which can lead to high blood pressure in the baby's lungs (pulmonary hypertension), and prolong labor. ...Read more

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What can I take when getting headaches/migraines while pregnant? Excedrin is the only OTC that's truly worked for me but I can't take it anymore.

What can I take when getting headaches/migraines while pregnant? Excedrin is the only OTC that's truly worked for me but I can't take it anymore.

Migraine - pregnancy: Headaches are a common complaint during pregnancy and most pregnant women can safely take Tylenol (acetaminophen). Most of the other medications used are problematic. .For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Excedrin while pregnant? I get horrible headaches upon awakening every day and just found out im preg.All of my scans were normal.

Is it safe to take Excedrin while pregnant?  I get horrible headaches upon awakening every day and just found out im preg.All of my scans were normal.

Not Recommended: I would avoid excedrin as the medication contains Aspirin which should be avoided in pregnancy, especially with headaches occur so frequently. Best to discuss with your doctor.. ...Read more

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I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore.Im a healthy 26 year old.

I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore.Im a healthy 26 year old.

Daily aspirin?: If you were taking Aspirin daily for headaches then, you will not be any more libel to clot your blood off the medication compared to being on. It's not good to take daily Aspirin for headaches anyways. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnAnt and took two Excedrin for a tooth ache and still bothering me would it hurt to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to?

I am 11 weeks pregnAnt and took two Excedrin for a tooth ache and still bothering me would it hurt to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to?

Possibly: Toothache probably caused by infection (abscess). Over medicating w pain killers will not cure the infection, just partially block the pain as the infection gets worse, possibly harming you, your baby, or both. You MUST see Dentist ASAP. Don't wait, call now! ...Read more

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I took 2 excedrin and I am 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I didn't know this could harm my baby. Is there anything that I can do to ensure my baby is not harmed?

I took 2 excedrin and I am 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I didn't know this could harm my baby. Is there anything that I can do to ensure my baby is not harmed?

No, but relax!: There is very little chance that 2 Excedrin once will harm the baby. Almost none. (There are no guarantees in pregnancy or anything else.) Birth defects happen quite often, without taking anything at all, and can be impossible to predict or prevent. It is a great idea to avoid unnecessary meds and only take those recommended by your doc. Eat properly, no smoking, alcohol, recr. drugs. ...Read more

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I'm 12 weeks pregnant I took a Excedrin for my headache.. dis I harm my baby?

I'm 12 weeks pregnant I took a Excedrin for my headache.. dis I harm my baby?

Probably not: But a good policy is: you should always check with your OB Doc BEFORE you take any medicines incuding over the counter medicines ESPECIALLY in your first trimester. ...Read more

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Pain medicine, neurologists do you recommend Excedrin for migraines while pregnant? How about Excedrin in general? 

Pain medicine, neurologists do you recommend Excedrin for migraines while pregnant? How about Excedrin in general? 

Not a good idea: Nsaid's in general can cause changes in the fetal circulation that can lead problems (closes the ductus arterios). This can be benefical after delivery to close the d.A. But is detrimental before delivery. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok, basically but you need to check with your OB for specifics. ...Read more