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I am about 4wks pregnant, and have horrible migraines, is it ok to take motrin until i get to my ob? & if so what dose?

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Dr. Cindy Hartley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No, take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Ibuprofen should not be taken in the first or last trimester of pregnancy.
In the first 13 weeks it can be associated with a birth defect called gastroschisis (a defect in the abdominal wall) or a cleft palate. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in all stages of pregnancy and is preferred. If your headaches are not responding to tylenol (acetaminophen) see your OB for other options.

In brief: No, take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Ibuprofen should not be taken in the first or last trimester of pregnancy.
In the first 13 weeks it can be associated with a birth defect called gastroschisis (a defect in the abdominal wall) or a cleft palate. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in all stages of pregnancy and is preferred. If your headaches are not responding to tylenol (acetaminophen) see your OB for other options.
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