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

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

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

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

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

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

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Can pregnant women take tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion and pain cold pills

Can pregnant women take tylenol (acetaminophen) 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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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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Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Be cautious: You are still in the first trimester and it is better to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary medications. Fevers should be actively managed but otherwise you are only treating symptoms. I do not recommend multi-symptom preparations. If you must take something, take the minimal effective amount of medication for the particular symptom you are trying to manage. ...Read more

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Pregnant 24/25 - can I take extra strength Tylenol ? I would take 2 and they are 500 mg each.

Pregnant 24/25 - can I take extra strength Tylenol ? I would take 2 and they are 500 mg each.

Safe in pregnancy: Tylenol is safe in pregnancy, up to 8 tabs a day of extra-strength 500 mg tabs. There could be other reasons, allergy to med, e.g., for which you should not. I would discuss with your doctor about the symptoms you are treating, and/or if you are taking the medication for more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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

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

Depends on…: How much tylenol (acetaminophen) 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 (acetaminophen) is pregnancy category b. ...Read more

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Will taking tylenol (acetaminophen) throughout entire pregnancy have an effect on baby?!?

Daily Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in pregnancy. Taking excessive tylenol (acetaminophen) whether you are pregnant or not can cause damage to your liver. So don't exceed daily dosing recommendations. ...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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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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What type of Tylenol (acetaminophen) can i take if pregnant ?

What type of Tylenol (acetaminophen) can i take if pregnant ?

Usually: dosages are recommended on the order of 325-650 mg at a time up to every four hours, with a maximum dosage of less than 4000 mg(or 4 gm) per day. But more and more physicians are recommending less than 3000 mg per day to help protect your liver. In the end, dosages should be reviewed with your OB, as often physicians recommend slight differences based on his/her experiences. Good luck. ...Read more

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While pregnant if tylenol (acetaminophen) don't help what do I do for pain?

While pregnant if tylenol (acetaminophen) don't help what do I do for pain?

Pain Treatment.: Medical massages are generally safe and often provide some measure of relief. There are special maternity braces which can be used in the later stages of the pregnancy as well. Otherwise, only treatment recommended by your obstetrician should be tried. ...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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I know that when u are pregnant tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken but how mg?

I know that when u are pregnant  tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken but how mg?

Less than 3000mg/day: It is fine to use up to 1000mg every 6-8 hours as needed. But don't exceed 3000 mg daily. Be sure you don't have a pregnancy complication and check in with your doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) you can take when pregnant?

The same: It is the same as what is written in the package insert under adult dosing. Maximum dose is 4 grams (4000mg) daily. ...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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