While pregnant and when trying to get pregnant, avoid using any medicines or dietary supplements unless your health professional prescribes or recommends them. Nonprescription medicines are generally not well studied for use during pregnancy. However, some medicines have been widely used with no ill effects and are therefore thought to be safe. For example, acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) is safe at recommended doses to relieve fever or treat pain.
If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, follow these guidelines about medicine use, and be sure to check with your health professional before taking anything:
There are a lot of medicines that are not safe to use when you're pregnant. Common medicines to avoid include:
Information about medicine safety during pregnancy sometimes changes with new research, so be sure to check with your health professional before taking something that you've heard was safe in the past.
Use of cocaine or methamphetamine during pregnancy can cause fetal harm or death resulting from:
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