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I can take paracetamol in pregnancy can't I?

(12 Posts)
macaco Thu 30-Aug-07 11:39:14

even early on and as long as it's only the odd one here and there?

MerlinsBeard Thu 30-Aug-07 11:39:36


PregnantGrrrl Thu 30-Aug-07 11:40:12

yep, paracetamol is fine. you should avoid ibuprofen, and aspirin unless it's prescribed for a special reason.

ArtistFormerlyKnownAsSOH Thu 30-Aug-07 11:40:23

Perfectly safe.

Mumpbump Thu 30-Aug-07 11:40:58

Yes - I was told I could take up to a 1g dose (which is I think the maximum). Someone on here said it doesn't "cross the placenta" which is why you can take it.

Blandmum Thu 30-Aug-07 11:41:49

yes, it is one of the few drugs that are given the full all clear to use in PG

macaco Thu 30-Aug-07 11:43:02

Fabulous. I need a bikini wax and I always take a paracetamol before to take the edge off! smile

kerala Thu 30-Aug-07 11:54:22

Yes was given it by hospital doctor in very early pregnancy for urinary tract infection

Mumpbump Thu 30-Aug-07 11:59:36

On a separate point, waxing during pg is ten times more painful, ime! I did it a couple of times last time, but couldn't face it this time...

PurlyQueen Thu 30-Aug-07 12:46:25

Oh god - you can read my mind! I was just about to ask that question smile.

Does it really hurt so much more?

Mumpbump Thu 30-Aug-07 12:57:07

YES!!! Had a leg and bikini wax a week before my EDD last time. NEVER, EVER again...

PurlyQueen Thu 30-Aug-07 16:24:28

Guess it's Immac for me for the duration sad

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