I started going to one doctor who told me DO NOT TAKE TYLENOL while i was pregnant, take advil. Well I switched doctors soon after and she said dont take advil, take tylenol. Im just not sure which one and why. Any info?
I've always been told Tylenol. Not quite sure but It's something about ibuprofen that's not good during pregnancy. I stay away from all medicines during pregnancy. If I feel like I REALLY need pain relief & usually fir a headachethen I'll take Tylenol but only after I've tried home remedies first, like tanking a nap, showering, relaxing in a dark room...
Tylenol...you can even take extra strength but only 2. You can't take ibuprofen or aspirin because they are blood thinners and should something happen during your pregnancy where you get hurt...the extra blood in your body combined with blood thinners is not a good combination! Could cause a lot of problems
I'd personally double check with your Dr to.make sure you heard correctly. If you did then tell him what you've heard about taking anything but tylenol and ask if there's a reason you shouldn't take it. Drs can sometimes talk backwards if they're stressed or busy. He may have misspoken
Ibuprofen, or any NSAIDS (aleve, etc) during 3rd trimester can cause the PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis) to close prematurely.
It's the vein that reroutes blood from the babies lungs during pregnany to it's heart. If it closes prematurely it can cause all sorts of problems.
Tylenol is ok. I've been seen 2x by some of the best doctors in SoCAL and thats what they said......
Advil/Ibuprofen is NOT recommended during pregnancy. Tylenol has long been considered safe for pain relief during pregnancy. Even the extra strength 500 mg is ok. I have never heard of a doctor recommending advil over tylenol in pregnancy. Every Ob I have had (I'm on pregnancy #9 and have seen quite a few) has said no ibuprofen only tylenol.
according to drugs.com:
Advil is FDA pregnancy category D meaning there is positive evidence of risk
Ibuprofen is Category C meaning risk cannot be ruled out
Tylenol is categry B meaning there is no evidence of risk
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