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excedrin while nursing

Can I take excedrin while I'm nursing? I know, I know... call the doc! Unfortunately, they are closed so...


Asked by Mel_in_PHX at 9:33 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • If it's the non-aspirin kind, YES. BTW...doctors often misguide moms about meds and mother's milk. Nearly everything you can buy OTC is safe.

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:36 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I thought that you should always take tylenol instead.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Don't do it! Excedrin contains a good amount of caffeine as well as pain reliever. Your baby may get cranky and a bit jittery, and caffeine lasts a LONG time in a little system>

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:36 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Just a clarification....Tylenol is of course always safe.

    Caffeine is one of those "your mileage may vary" things...some babies react and others don't. Mine never did.

    Mel, if you can drink coffee with no problem Excedrin won't be an issue...but if a cup of coffee IS an issue, then no Excedrin. Tylenol instead.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:25 PM on Mar. 16, 2010