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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Medications Containing Acetaminophen While Pregnant

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications containing codeine while pregnant?

Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while pregnant?

Yes: Usually the medications that contain alcohol are cough suppressants and such. When used as recommended and for short duration it is ok. ...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: 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 it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe. Try to use the least amount possible. Maximum daily dose is 4000 mg per day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Discuss the medication with your OB and decide if the benefits out weigh any risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antiviral medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take antiviral medications while pregnant?

Yes: This would depend on the specific drug, but the most common antiviral medications used in pregnancy are valcyclovir (valtrex) and acyclovir, both of which target the herpes viruses. They are both safe and can reduce your risk of a herpes outbreak around the time of delivery, which can be dangerous to a newborn. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be limited to known flu infection or exposure in the high risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cold medications while pregnant?

Mostly Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus, Sudafed, Robitussin, ZiCam, and Mucinex are all generally safe in pregnancy. Very important to avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (Motrin) based drugs including Alka-seltzer. Colds do not require antibiotics unless a secondary infection develops such as a sinus infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen and UTI medication together while pregnant?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen and UTI medication together while pregnant?

Usually yes: You can always ask your OB if questions, but tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok in pregnancy and the antibiotics selected should also be, so both together should not be a problem. Just do not exceed 3 grams of Acetaminophen (/tylenol (acetaminophen)) per day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take medications containing alcohol while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Better off without: Almost every alcohol-containing medication now has substitutes that are alcohol-free. Talk to your pharmacist. There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, although the likelihood of very occasional exposures to the very small amounts of alcohol in medicines taken in proper doses is unlikely to cause harm. Alcohol is transmitted to breast milk, and babies are tiny. Find alcohol-free meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetominophen pm with methadone while pregnant?

Is it safe to take acetominophen pm with methadone while pregnant?

Yes, if needed.: Methadone does affect the fetus, but is better than heroin. Please make sure you are seeing a high-risk obstetrician and a psychiatrist of drug addiction for these issues! the baby may suffer from opiate withdrawal in the nicu! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over the counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paracetamol while pregnant?

Is it safe to take paracetamol while pregnant?

Yes: This is a completely safe medication in pregnancy. There is no evidence of harm to the baby. Paracetamol is the same medication as Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). You should use it as directed on the bottle. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take low-dose aspirin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take low-dose aspirin while pregnant?

Yes: Low dose Aspirin has been found in certain cases to be helpful during pregnancy. Aspirin 81 mg may reduce the occurrence of preeclampsia; may reduce pregnancy loss in some clotting factors; may help implantation by thickening the endometrial lining and increasing uterine blood flow. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aspirin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take aspirin while pregnant?

Depends on situation: Aspirin is considered relatively safe, category c, in early pregnancy but moves into category d(evidence of fetal risk) in the 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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