Can You Take Advil For Headaches During Pregnancy

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thanks- - November 15

Can you take Advil for headaches while pregnant?


Michelle - November 15

I'm a__suming you CANNOT, since they say to stay away from Ibuprofen(Advil, Motrin) when TTC. It should be the same for one who is already pregnant.....shouldn't it? Sorry, that's all I know.


thanks- - November 15

Do you know if there is there anything you CAN take? I have a splitting headache borderline migraine.


Jennifer - November 15

If you are first trimester try not to take anything, after that aspirin is ok.


Jbear - November 15

No, asprin is not okay...asprin thins the blood. You're not supposed to take advil either. Tylenol is safe throughout pregnancy. If your headache doesn't respond to tylenol alone, try some caffeine with it. If that doesn't take care of your migraine, call your doctor and they can prescribe something stronger. Any time you have a question about the safety of a medication, you can look it up on


jb - November 15

As far as I know Tylenol is the only thing safe to take.


Tess - November 15

I dont think so...My RN friend told me I can only take Tylenol and not Advil or Motrin....coz both those drugs have something that Im not suppose to take or something like that.


SHelly - November 15

MY dr. gave me a list of whats safe to take, this is what it says: Tylenol (regular or extra strength), Robitussin DM, Benadryl, Chloroseptic spray, pepto-bismol, kaopectate and it says Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) is safe but not in the first trimester. It says no Aspirin or ibuprofen during pregnancy. This should be helpful!


thanks - November 15

Thanks so much guys. I am a 1st time conceiver so I have no idea. I appreciate it.


sye - December 31

i took aleve when i was pregnant in one of my previous pregnancy and it caused me to miscarry...if i'm not mistaken, aleve, advil, and motrin are blood thinners...i was only able to have tylenol but i also found out that the reason why i was getting headaches was because i wasn't drinking enough water....i had to drink more than 32 oz a day to stay hydrated and keep from getting headaches


Lisa - December 31

Sorry, you can't take Advil. You can take Tylenol though.


courtney - December 31

i was told NOTHING but tylenol.


Monique - January 1

NO!! NO!!! I hope you haven't taken any yet!


SHelly - January 1

haha thats funny, the last post says i hope you havent taken it yet, well that was over a month ago. lol.......sorry


Jilloh - January 2

my doctor gave me a list of approved medications for various problems: headache, sinus problems, etc you might ask for one of those.


Kate - January 2

Tylenol is all that you can take when pregnant.


Tess - January 3

No Advil! the only thing safe to take when you're pregnant is TYLENOL.



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