Acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol) is safe for moms-to-be when used as directed. However, you should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (found in Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin).
Can I use Advil while pregnant?
Can I take Advil if I’m pregnant? Unless directed by a doctor, Advil should not be taken during pregnancy. Ibuprofen should not be used during the third trimester of pregnancy. It’s especially important not to take ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil, during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Is it safe to take Tylenol when pregnant?
Most pregnant women can take acetaminophen if their doctor gives them the thumbs-up. It’s the most common pain reliever that doctors allow pregnant women to take.
Which is better for pregnancy Tylenol or ibuprofen?
The shortest answer is: take Tylenol while pregnant, not ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Is Tylenol safe during first trimester?
“Tylenol is one of the front-line pain meds that we use during pregnancy,” Laursen says. “It’s safe from your first trimester through the third.”
Will taking ibuprofen hurt my baby?
A one-off dose at any stage of your pregnancy is unlikely to cause you or your baby harm. Taking ibuprofen regularly during pregnancy may harm your baby though, so the safest thing is to avoid it. If you take ibuprofen often in the first trimester, it may increase your chance of having a miscarriage.
What if I accidentally took ibuprofen while pregnant?
If you have mistakenly or inadvertently taken these medications, see your doctor, obstetrician, or midwife immediately because your unborn baby requires close monitoring to look for any narrowing of the ductus arteriosus, or kidney problems.
What should a pregnant woman take for a headache?
Most pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to treat occasional headaches. Your health care provider might recommend other medications as well. Make sure you have the OK from your health care provider before taking any medication, including herbal treatments.
Can Tylenol cause miscarriage?
Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. Based on available studies, taking acetaminophen at the recommended doses is unlikely to increase the chance for miscarriage.