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Tylenol 3 in 1st Trimester?

Patient: Is Tylenol 3 safe during the 1st trimester of pregnancy for chronic hip pain?

 

 

Doctor: Tylenol 3 contains codeine and is considered unsafe and harmfull to the development of the fetus and fetal organs at all stages of pregnancy.It is considered a last resort for the Management of chronic pain in pregnancy.

 

 

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: What would be safe? I am very worried as my OB took me off Tramadol and changed me to the Tylenol 3’s.

Doctor: Tylenol is the safest medication. If it is not strong enough, your doctor may prescribe something stronger but all carry risks to the fetus.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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