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Is there anything I can take for a headache while I am pregnant?

Is there anything I can take for a headache while I am pregnant?

See doctor first.: Most headaches are not serious. However, headaches in pregnancy should get evaluated by your doctor because headaches could be the result of elevated blood pressure or other causes. Once the rare but important conditions have been assessed you doctor might allow you to use tylenol (acetaminophen). Your doctor will not allow Aspirin or Ibuprofen or other nsaids because they can hurt the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What painkiller can I take for a headache if i feel i may be pregnant?

What painkiller can I take for a headache if i feel i may be pregnant?

Acetaminophen : Tylenol (acetaminophen) or extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) are fine. Please just don't exceed the maximum doses listed on the packages. ...Read more

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What can I safely take for a migraine? I am 25 weeks pregnant and i want to know what i can take for a headache

What can I safely take for a migraine? I am 25 weeks pregnant and i want to know what i can take for a headache

See your OB GYN: Without a lot more information than is possible to communicate on a forum such as this (like a complete health history) this is impossible and unsafe to answer. Call or visit your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What can you take for a headache during pregnancy? Im 14 weeks pregnant and have some severe headaches at night...

What can you take for a headache during pregnancy? Im 14 weeks pregnant and have some severe headaches at night...

HA when pregnant: Some tips for migraine when pregnant: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The safest choice is tylenol or acetaminophen. However, I do not recommend taking it more than 3 times day and for longer than 14 days as it may paradoxically cause overuse headache. Medicines like ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naproxen, or aspirin-containing medicines are not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What headache medicine can you take while pregnant?

What headache medicine can you take while pregnant?

Talk to your OB MD: You need to ask your treating OB MD this question who will be providing care for the duration of the pregnancy. All medications have an impact on the developing fetus good and bad,. ...Read more

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I have a headache that has last for two days what kind of medicen can I take because im pregnant ?

I have a headache that has last for two days what kind of medicen can I take because im pregnant ?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Limited amounts of tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe, but speak to your OB first. They are familiar with your medical history and any allergies or other issues that might preclude you from using it. ...Read more

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Im 6 wks pregnant - what can i take for an going headache & voimitimg :-(?

Im 6 wks pregnant - what can i take for an going headache & voimitimg :-(?

Meds: tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen for the headache. Add a bit of caffeine if a migraine. Emetrol would be a good place to start for nausea, but your OB can prescribed safe prescription meds as well. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what kind of medicine I can take for headaches and migraines while i’m pregnant?

I'm wondering what kind of medicine I can take for headaches and migraines while i’m pregnant?

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always safe in pregnancy but limit yourself to 3000mg/day. If that doesn't help, you should talk to your doctor about options. If the headache is new and severe, you should talk to your doctor right away as that may be something different. ...Read more

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Hi. May I ask if is it safe to take Neozep to treat my cold & headache when pregnant? Thank you

Hi. May I ask if is it safe to take Neozep to treat my cold & headache when pregnant? Thank you

Neozep: Phenylephrine and Chlorpheniramine Tablets is FDA pregnancy class C. Thus it is not certain if it would negatively impact the fetus. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Advil?: I am sorry but I was unable to find information on a medication called Advol. Advil is Ibuprofen. It is US FDA pregnancy category: C. "Comments: -Avoid use during third trimester as it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus. -Not recommended in women attempting to conceive as may impair female fertility." REF: https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/ibuprofen.html ...Read more

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What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?

What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?

Pregnant & Pain: Pregnancy is the curveball. If no allergy to Tylenol (acetaminophen) less than 3000mg/day, then it is probably the one oral med your OB/GYN is going to recommend that you take. Talk with them about whether or not you can try topical compounds for your back symptoms (Flector patches, lidocaine patches, etc.). They might okay OTC things like Biofreeze, Aspercreme, etc. ...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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What's ok to take for a dry throat an headache while pregnant?

What's ok to take for a dry throat an headache while pregnant?

URI: This may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection and a prodrome of a head cold. Because of the pregnancy all I suggest is gargling with warm salt water and taking Tylenoi for headache relief. All medications should be ok'd by your obstetrician and if a severe sore throat develops, a throat culture to check for strep is recommended. ...Read more

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Im 20 weeks pregnant what can I take for headaches?

Im 20 weeks pregnant what can I take for headaches?

Ice or TENS unit: Your baby is still forming . Virtually nothing is totally safe to take. Try local external remedies and stretching . Try to make it to 28 weeks or so. All pains stop sooner or later! ...Read more

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What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

Depends: Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe. You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more