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If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) is not contraindicated in most liver diseases if the total daily dose is < 3000-4000 mg. The exceptions would be acute tyenol overdose and active alcoholic liver disease. I would ask your obstetrician to ensure there is no contraindications from a fetal standpoint. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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16 weeks pregnant and currently running a fever and have chills. Is it save to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin?

16 weeks pregnant and currently running a fever and have chills. Is it save to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but not the others. More important you need to see your Obgyn to see what is causing the fever ...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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Wondering if taking tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe while pregnant (one every day or every second day until birth) I get viral sinus infect and hormone headaches..

Yes: Few drugs, including Tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) are well studied in pregnancy because its not possible to do drug studies on pregnant women. However, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe in pregnancy because it has been commonly used for a long time without identifying major problems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.

Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.

Yes.: Two teaspoons of the children's tylenol (acetaminophen) are equivalent to one regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pill. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is pregnancy category b, which means that it's regarded as safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while using lysteda I am taking lysteda an pantropazole is it okay if i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or B12 vitamins with these drugs

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while using lysteda I am taking lysteda an pantropazole  is it okay if i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or B12 vitamins with these drugs

There : There is no clear contraindication for taking tylenol (acetaminophen) along with lysteda. Lysteda is used for heavy menstrual bleed treatment. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesnt have too much of role in bleeding problems like Aspirin and other over the counter nsaids(ibuprofen, Naproxen etc).Thanks. ...Read more

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Instead of using ibuprofen for period cramps can I use magnesium and tylenol (acetaminophen) and get a similar effect?

Instead of using ibuprofen for period cramps can I use magnesium and tylenol (acetaminophen) and get a similar effect?

Unlikely to help: Ibuprofen has a direct effect on the chemicals releases during period cramps.It acts at the source to shut them down as much as possible. Tylenol (acetaminophen) has no similar action.The magnesium may give you comfort but may also give you the squirts.Try if you wish, but I see little chance it would help. ...Read more

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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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22 weeks 5 days pregnant with either a bad cold or flu, misterable but taking tylenol (acetaminophen) to help, will this harm my baby?

See below: Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take. You can also use sterile nasal saline which is safe. If your symptoms worsen, please contact your OB immediately. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus while breast feeding?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus while breast feeding?

It depends...: There are multiple forms of otc cold and congestion medicines. Certainly you should check with your pediatrician or ob-gyn first before taking any medication while breast feeding or while being pregnant. However, as a general rule, most breastfeeding mothers may safely take guaifenesin-only products. Determine if the product contains aspartame, as this has been associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Use alternate: The answer really depends on what type of sore your have and where. Just to be on the safe side, consider nursing only on the unaffected breast. Pumping or manually expressing breast milk from the side of concern will help to prevent lactation issues. When healed, resuming feeds on both breasts should be fine. ...Read more

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Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

No: They are the same medication and you should choose one or the other, otherwise you are giving your child double the recommended dose of Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol). You are likely thinking of alternating Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) and acetaminophen, which is also a controversial topic. Please consult your pediatrician before doing so. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and ive been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) cf. Is the baby going to be okay?

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and ive  been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin)  cf. Is the baby going to be okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF safe?: Cough suppressant,dextromethorphan is rated category C which means that no controlled studies in pregnancy have been done so weigh benefits vs risk. For the decongestant, phenylephrine, its also rated as category C.It can raise the baby's heart rate and blood pressure. If it were me,I would stick to Robitussin plain which is guaifenesin, also category C but just one drug with minimal systemic eff ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more