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Is it safe to take medications containing acetaminophen while pregnant?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. Make sure you adhere to dosing instructions.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Make sure you adhere to dosing instructions.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) products are considered safe at anytime in the pregnancy and while nursing.

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) products are considered safe at anytime in the pregnancy and while nursing.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

For most women, Acetaminophen is safe.
Be sure to limit yourself to 3000mg a day which is 6 extra strength tablets. If you have any liver disease, ask your doctor before you take acetaminophen.

In brief: Yes

For most women, Acetaminophen is safe.
Be sure to limit yourself to 3000mg a day which is 6 extra strength tablets. If you have any liver disease, ask your doctor before you take acetaminophen.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Acetaminophen is the go-to pain reliever for pregnancy and post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the brand name most people are familiar with, and most prescription pain relievers contain Acetaminophen as well.
One caveat -- too much can actually be toxic to the liver.

In brief: Yes

Acetaminophen is the go-to pain reliever for pregnancy and post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the brand name most people are familiar with, and most prescription pain relievers contain Acetaminophen as well.
One caveat -- too much can actually be toxic to the liver.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Kyle Beiter
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the first medication i recommend to pregnant patients for pain because of its track record as a relatively safe medication in pregnancy.
As with anyone who uses it, you should avoid it if you have liver problems.

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the first medication i recommend to pregnant patients for pain because of its track record as a relatively safe medication in pregnancy.
As with anyone who uses it, you should avoid it if you have liver problems.
Dr. Kyle Beiter
Dr. Kyle Beiter
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Dr. Matthew Lederman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is no problem with taking acetominophen (tylenol) during your pregnancy.
However, some acetominophen medications (ie cold medications) contain additional medications, and you should always consult with your physician prior to taking.

In brief: Yes

There is no problem with taking acetominophen (tylenol) during your pregnancy.
However, some acetominophen medications (ie cold medications) contain additional medications, and you should always consult with your physician prior to taking.
Dr. Matthew Lederman
Dr. Matthew Lederman
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