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What dosage can I take of extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg when pregnant with a headache? Is 2 pills ok or 1.5?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: See below

Maximum dosage of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 1000 mg every 6 hours for no more than 4000 mg every 24 hours.

In brief: See below

Maximum dosage of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 1000 mg every 6 hours for no more than 4000 mg every 24 hours.
Dr. Brad Douglas
Dr. Brad Douglas
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Please ask your OB

But i tell my pts 2 at the most, u may need other meds for a ha and if it is new onset headache it needs to be worked up by a neurologist to r/o anything bad and i tell my pts if they were used to drinking coffee and they stopped then 1-2 cups per day, preferably 1 is ok because in some women the caffine withdrawl can trigger headaches and caffine is better than many meds for has, but ask your ob.

In brief: Please ask your OB

But i tell my pts 2 at the most, u may need other meds for a ha and if it is new onset headache it needs to be worked up by a neurologist to r/o anything bad and i tell my pts if they were used to drinking coffee and they stopped then 1-2 cups per day, preferably 1 is ok because in some women the caffine withdrawl can trigger headaches and caffine is better than many meds for has, but ask your ob.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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