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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold durning pregnany?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is safe during pregnancy.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold contains Acetaminophen and, depending on which formulation, may contain guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrin - all of which are fda pregnancy category "c". There are no definite studies showing these drugs to be safe - but also none showing any particular risk. These drugs are fairly widely used during pregnancy.

In brief: Probably

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is safe during pregnancy.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold contains Acetaminophen and, depending on which formulation, may contain guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrin - all of which are fda pregnancy category "c". There are no definite studies showing these drugs to be safe - but also none showing any particular risk. These drugs are fairly widely used during pregnancy.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally Yes

As long as you are not hypertensive and have no liver disease, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold is usually safe.
It contains a decongestant which may aggravate hypertension in some patients.

In brief: Generally Yes

As long as you are not hypertensive and have no liver disease, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold is usually safe.
It contains a decongestant which may aggravate hypertension in some patients.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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