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Pain Medications — Analgesics

Safe for use:
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)
Do Not Use:
  • Aspirin
  • Migraine/Headache relief (Excedrin®)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen, Motrin®, Advil®, Aleve®, anaprox and naproxen sodium)

These medications may increase the risk of bleeding and other problems late in pregnancy – this is especially true when the baby is at risk for being born underweight or prematurely.

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