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Dr. Byron Hapner
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Can pregnant women take tylenol sinus congestion and pain cold pills

Can pregnant women take tylenol sinus congestion  and pain cold pills

Check ingredients: These products contain a cocktail of four or more medications--avoid ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin in pregnancy. Tylenol/acetaminophen is fine, and i don't see harm with Guaifenesin or phenylephrine. As a rule it's probably better to just buy the individual medication/s you need for symptom relief, even when you're not pregnant--avoid these cocktails. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What is the maximum daily dose of tylenol for a pregnant woman?

What is the maximum daily dose of tylenol for a pregnant woman?

Tylenol: The limitation of tylenol is the same as for someone who is not pregnant: 4000mg per 24 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. John Rowlett
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Can a pregnant woman that is 29 weeks take tylenol extra strength?

Can a pregnant woman that is 29 weeks take tylenol extra strength?

Yes: Yes, but in limited quantities and should only be taken for minor problems. ...Read more

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

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

Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol 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. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Taking tylenol 2 or 3 times a day, 3 or 4 days a week and pregnant. Will this hurt baby? 

Taking tylenol 2 or 3 times a day, 3 or 4 days a week and pregnant. Will this hurt baby? 

Depends on…: How much tylenol you're taking each time. If you follow package directions & don't exceed recommended dose, there should be no problems to you or your baby. Tylenol is pregnancy category b. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Pregnant (16wks) taking tylenol extra strength 3 to 4 days a week. 4 to 6 pills a day to help w migraine ease. Will this hurt baby?

Pregnant (16wks) taking tylenol extra strength 3 to 4 days a week. 4 to 6 pills a day to help w migraine ease. Will this hurt baby?

Probably not problem: Probably not a problem. Speak to your doctor about natural substances such a Vitamin B2, Coenzyme Q10. They should not cause a problem with your baby ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
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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

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

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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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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22 weeks 5 days pregnant with either a bad cold or flu, misterable but taking tylenol to help, will this harm my baby?

See below: Plain tylenol 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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Tylenol (Definition)

Tylenol is thename brand for acetomenofin and is used for pain relief and for fever reduction . It adds the the effect of many narcotic drugs without having to raise the narcotic dose. Can cause liver problems in excess. Should take n-acety cysteine supplement ...Read more


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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