#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Is Paracetamol Safe In Pregnancy?


Q: Hello Dr. Ketch. Can a pregnant woman take paracetamol in the first trimester?

A: Don’t be quick to go take any medicine without prescription. Remember that every drug is a potential toxin and your doctor is really in the best place to weigh potential risks of taking any medicine against the potential benefits. 

Having said that, paracetamol has been routinely used during all stages of pregnancy for the management of pain and high temperature. There is no clear evidence that this has any adverse effect on the baby, especially when taken at the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible period.

For a related post, please click the link below: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2017/11/29/hlwdk-daily-health-tips-is-chloroquine-safe-in-pregnancy/

All the best!

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