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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some yes, some no.
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Some yes, some no.
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Be careful
Many are safe but some are absolutely not to be used (such as the triptans).
Talk to your ob.

In brief: Be careful
Many are safe but some are absolutely not to be used (such as the triptans).
Talk to your ob.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: When necessary
Appropriate treatment of severe migraine pain is often necessary and appropriate even during pregnancy.
Try to avoid excessive use of medication. Daily medications should be avoided. Discuss with your primary doctor the safest pain medications to use. Occasional exposure of the baby to appropriate pain medication should cause no ill effects.

In brief: When necessary
Appropriate treatment of severe migraine pain is often necessary and appropriate even during pregnancy.
Try to avoid excessive use of medication. Daily medications should be avoided. Discuss with your primary doctor the safest pain medications to use. Occasional exposure of the baby to appropriate pain medication should cause no ill effects.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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