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Can I take acetaminophen when pregnant?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Although acetaminophen is generally less effective for treating headache than aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen [Motrin], and naproxen [Naprosyn, Aleve]), it's safer during pregnancy. There is no increased risk of miscarriage with acetaminophen. Large population studies show no long-term effects in babies exposed to acetaminophen. It may be safely used throughout pregnancy.
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