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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 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 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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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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