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.
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All the best!