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Can I take ibuprofen if I am pregnant?

It is not safe to take the pain reliever ibuprofen during the last three months of pregnancy. Experts don't know whether this drug can harm a developing fetus during the early months of pregnancy, but it's clear that if you take it during the last trimester, it can cause serious problems for a fetus and may interfere with labor. Talk with your doctor before taking the pain reliever ibuprofen if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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