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taking paracetamol during pregnancy

If you are pregnant, paracetamol during pregnancy is usually safe, But before taking medications if you are pregnant, seek advice from your midwifery or family doctor.
taking paracetamol during pregnancy

taking paracetamol during pregnancy

If you are pregnant, acetaminophen is the preferred option to treat:

  1. Soft or moderate.
  2. high temperature (fever).

Acetaminophen has been used regularly at all stages of pregnancy to reduce the high temperature and relieve pain, There is no clear evidence that it has adverse effects on the fetus.

But as with any medication-taking paracetamol during pregnancy at the lowest effective dose for as short as possible.

If the recommended dose of acetaminophen does not control symptoms or if you suffer, consult your midwife or family doctor.

Caffeinated Paracetamol:

Tablets that combine acetaminophen and caffeine are not recommended. High amounts of caffeine can lead children to have low birth weight, which can increase the risk of health problems related to the elderly, Too much caffeine can also cause a miscarriage.

There is no need to cut caffeine completely, but they do not have more than 200 milligrams (mg) per day, The patient information booklet tells you how much acetaminophen and caffeine are in each tablet.

Ibuprofen and paracetamol during pregnancy:

Advice on ibuprofen if you are pregnant is different, depending on how many weeks of pregnancy you are.

avoid taking medications and  paracetamol during pregnancy:

Ideally, you should avoid taking medicines if you are pregnant, especially for the first 3 months. Often, you don't need to treat diseases such as colds or small pains with medications.

If you are taking medications during pregnancy, you should use the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period.

If the recommended dose does not control your symptoms or if you have frequent symptoms, consult your midwife or family doctor.
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