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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Tylenol with Codeine?

If you're pregnant, you should use the prescription pain medication Tylenol with Codeine (acetaminophen and codeine) only if its potential benefits outweigh potential risks to the fetus. In animal studies, Tylenol with Codeine hasn't harmed the developing fetus, but the drug hasn't been adequately studied in pregnant women.

However, researchers do know that if a woman regularly takes an opiate drug during pregnancy, her baby may be born dependent on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms in a newborn can be serious. Talk to your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of taking this prescription pain reliever during pregnancy.

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