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Having headaches and i'm 16 weeks  pregnant and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working what else can I take?

Having headaches and i'm 16 weeks  pregnant and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working what else can I take?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil: Unfortunately, not much. You can safely take advil (ibuprofen) during the second trimester only, but that might help. You do not want to take narcotics or migraine meds while pregnant. ...Read more

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What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

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

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take while pregnant?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) 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

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I'm pregnant and was curious if tylenol (acetaminophen) pm is safe to take?

I'm pregnant and was curious if tylenol (acetaminophen) pm is safe to take?

No: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm contains Benadryl which has diphenhydramine. This is a pregnancy category b drug as specified by the fda. It is known to have strong oxytocic effects, ie induce strong uterine contractions. This has been confirmed in various human and animal study models. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take while pregnant without hurting the baby? Like throughout the week...

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

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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.

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.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. Ibuprofen is usually not recommended but can be used in the first trimester if your ob/gyne syas it is ok. Try the tylenol (acetaminophen) first. If it does not help, call your ob/gyne for another suggestion. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache during pregnancy. If yes how much mg is preffered?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache during pregnancy. If yes how much mg is preffered?

Yes, you can: Headaches are a common complaint during pregnancy and most pregnant women can safely take Tylenol (acetaminophen). For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with a bad headache. If I don't have 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg ea) can I take 3 regular strength (325mg ea)?

Yes: It's safe to take Acetaminophen during pregnancy, but it's not recommended to exceed more than 3000 mg a day. It's also advised to avoid taking Acetaminophen frequently unless the headache is really bad, otherwise, you may develop over-use headache. May try relaxation deep breathing, rest in a dark quiet room, or simply ice pak. ...Read more

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Been prescribed nortriptilyne for headaches now found out Im 5 wks pregnant. have stopped taking it. Can I still take it or anything else? no Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Been prescribed nortriptilyne for headaches now found out Im 5 wks pregnant. have stopped taking it. Can I still take it or anything else? no Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Headaches: When your pregnant it is best not to take any medicines. You want a healthy happy baby and why risk it with drugs you take in pregnancy. If you think life is miserable now (with a headache) wait until your have a baby who won't go to sleep. ...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 tylenol (acetaminophen) durning pregnancy?

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) durning pregnancy?

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

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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 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: It will be fine to take while you are pregnant, however if used too often for sleep, after awhile your body may not feel well rested. Frequent use of Diphenhydramine (benadryl or the 'pm' part of tylenol (acetaminophen) pm) can disrupt your ability to reach deep rem sleep. ...Read more

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