Despite a new study’s findings, more research on the effects of acetaminophen during pregnancy is needed. Taking acetaminophen is still safer than ignoring a fever when you’re pregnant.
You’ve heard the warnings about taking too much acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Paracetamol®). Does that make ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) a safer choice? Tap or click to reveal the truth about over-the-counter pain medicines.
Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. Before you seek relief, know your risks — and what will work best for you.
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