Is it safe to take paracetamol during pregnancy?

In most cases, yes. Generally, in pregnancy or breastfeeding, paracetamol is considered the first choice of drug as an analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for treating fever). It has been used by pregnant women for many years, and in the majority of the cases, it has not shown any evident harmful effects. However, in rare cases, there have been a few cases that recorded altered foetal development in cases of prenatal exposure to paracetamol.

One must consult their physician if they are not sure about using paracetamol or are consuming it on a long-term basis. Also, you should consume paracetamol in small amounts to have minimum exposure. You should always consult with your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.

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