Patient discussion about acetylsalicylic acid
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Q. Is it safe to take aspirin during pregnancy?
I have been having headaches and want to take an aspirin to relieve the pain however I am pregnant. Can I take aspirin whilst pregnant?
|A1||email me at email@example.com ... can get you some ginger capsules|
just one is safe and willl lessen headache pain.
|A2||It is not safe to take aspirin during your pregnancy. It's best not to take medicine at all during the pregnancy since the medicine can go through the mother's blood to the fetus's blood and can be very dangerous for him. While you are pregnant, always consult with your Doctor before taking any medication and he can tell you if it's safe for the baby or not.|
|A3||No, it's not safe. Unless your healthcare provider prescribes it, you should avoid taking aspirin altogether, as well as other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ketoprofen (Orudis), which can have similar effects. |
Check the labels of all over-the-counter drugs to make sure they don't contain aspirin or other NSAIDs. Better yet, check with your caregiver or pharmacist. It can be hard to tell because some products list their ingredients under different names. Aspirin is sometimes called salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid, for example.
When you need to take something for pain relief while you're pregnant, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered safe to use as directed on the label.
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