Health Tip: Taking Medications During Pregnancy12/17/12
(HealthDay News) -- When you're pregnant, it's important to be
careful about taking any medications, even over-the-counter
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
guidelines for pregnant women:
- Always check with your doctor before you take any supplement,
vitamin or over-the-counter medication.
- Speak to your doctor about the need to avoid taking any
medication during your first trimester.
- Aacetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol) is usually a safe option
for short-term relief of pain, but check with your doctor before
taking it. Do
nottake aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen
- Avoid medications that are extra-strength or long-acting.
- Don't take combination medications that are meant to treat
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