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How Much Tylenol Can I Take While Pregnant
Same as not pregnant: You don't go over the amount on the label. It is the same as when you are not pregnant. ...Read more
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
How much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take while pregnant without hurting the baby? Like throughout the week...
Up to 4 gm daily.: The maximum recommended dose of Acetaminophen for adults including pregnant women is 4 grams daily, however most people find relief with 1-2 grams at the most. Please limit use to as few days as possible and see your doctor if you need it for more than 2-3 days at high doses, as prolonged use of high doses is toxic to your liver.. ...Read more
Safe in pregnancy: Tylenol is safe in pregnancy, up to 8 tabs a day of extra-strength 500 mg tabs. There could be other reasons, allergy to med, e.g., for which you should not. I would discuss with your doctor about the symptoms you are treating, and/or if you are taking the medication for more than a few weeks. ...Read more
Usually: Dosages are recommended on the order of 325-650 mg at a time up to every four hours, with a maximum dosage of less than 4000 mg (or 4 gm) per day. But more and more physicians are recommending less than 3000 mg per day to help protect your liver. In the end, dosages should be reviewed with your OB, as often physicians recommend slight differences based on his/her experiences. Good luck. ...Read more
The same: It is the same as what is written in the package insert under adult dosing. Maximum dose is 4 grams (4000mg) daily. ...Read more
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
Can a pregnant women take tylenol or ibuprophen when she has a headache? I'm wondering if you could help me on my question because I'm pregnant and scared to death to take something for a headache because I don't know if I am supposed to or not.
Yes: Studies in pregnant women have shown no risk to the fetus in the sensitive first trimester and no risk in the subsequent trimesters. ...Read more
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
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
What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant
Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more
Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take and will it help relieve the pains during my early stages of pregnancy?
What dosage can I take of extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg when pregnant with a headache? Is 2 pills ok or 1.5?
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
Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache during pregnancy. If yes how much mg is preffered?
I'm seven months pregnant I have been havin this pelvic hip and leg pain since I was five months almost too the point where I can barely walk and I have to take tylenol everyday which I don't want too cause that's too much and I jus deal with the pain my dr
CALL YOUR OB: Your OB can refer you to an orthopedic doc for diagnosis and treatment like physical therapy stretching and message a nd when you get past 37 weeks, your doc may or may not want to do an amnio for fetal lung maturity so u can get induced early assuming your pain gets worse which it may as u get farther along, I have done that with a few of my pts in the past who had unbearable pain. ...Read more
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