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What should I know about the safety of headache medicines when pregnant?

The primary headache medication that is recommended for use during pregnancy is acetaminophen. Acetaminophen has a long history of being safe during pregnancy. Ibuprofen is not recommended during pregnancy.
Dawn Marcus
Neurology
It is often difficult to say that a headache medication for pregnant women is completely safe. Recommendations are usually for safer rather than 100-percent safe medications. This is clearly a balancing act --weighing the risk of using a medication against the risk of treating severe symptoms such as pain, nausea, and dehydration.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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