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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes, tylenol (or its generic, acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy.
Most women try to take as little medicine as possible during pregnancy, especially during the first 3 months. A woman's ob-gyn doctor likely has a printed hand-out that lists the usual medications that pregnant women can take for common symptoms during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Yes, tylenol (or its generic, acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy.
Most women try to take as little medicine as possible during pregnancy, especially during the first 3 months. A woman's ob-gyn doctor likely has a printed hand-out that lists the usual medications that pregnant women can take for common symptoms during pregnancy.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It's safe

You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) in pregnancy as directed.
500 - 1000 mg every 6 hours is the recommended dose for aches or pains. Let your OB know if you're taking otc meds so they can help you. "pregnancy companion" is a good app that also lists safe meds in pregnancy.

In brief: It's safe

You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) in pregnancy as directed.
500 - 1000 mg every 6 hours is the recommended dose for aches or pains. Let your OB know if you're taking otc meds so they can help you. "pregnancy companion" is a good app that also lists safe meds in pregnancy.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
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