Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy - Topic Overview
While you are pregnant, you may also have other common
problems, like a cold, mild headache, backache, mild fever, or the flu, that
are not caused by your pregnancy. These minor symptoms generally do not cause
problems or hurt your baby. In general, doctors say it is usually safe to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and pain.
Acetaminophen dosage: The usual dose is 650 mg. Take every 4 hours, as needed, up to 4 times in a 24-hour period. Do not take more than 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period.
Be sure to follow these nonprescription medicine precautions.
- Use, but do not exceed, the maximum recommended
- Carefully read and follow all labels on the medicine bottle
- Do not use other nonprescription medicines, such as
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), until
you have talked with your health professional.