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Why can't we take Advil while pregnant?

I heard something about the heart function. Anyone know for sure?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Kids' Health

Answers (11)
  • according to the FDA ibuprofen has been linked to a heart defect in babies. The FDA does allow you to take it through the 2nd trimester though.

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 3:32 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • It thins the blood and flow to the baby

    Answer by Claudiomom at 3:33 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • It's been linked to heart valve defects in infants when taken in the first trimester, and also can cause placental abruption.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:34 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • any NSAID - non steroidal anti inflammatory drug - can cause bleeding to occur and huge stomach and stomach acid issues (people with ulcers etc) - Tylenol is not an NSAID and that is why it's recommended for pain - but it is processed in the liver and excess Tylenol can be a problem as well. I guess that degree in pharmacology means something after all :)

    Answer by amw529 at 9:42 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • good question

    Answer by momoflilangel at 10:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • yup its not good for the baby

    Answer by mekarevell at 7:12 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • bump

    Answer by san78 at 1:02 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • If you have 'What to expect when you are expecting' it has a little article on it near or in the health/sickness section.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:18 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • there are numerous reasons, which have already been listed it seems!

    Answer by asil at 9:53 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • It's in the same pregnancy category as tylenol (B) in the 1st and 2nd trimester. Not safe to take 3rd trimester because it increases the risks of premature closure of the ductus ateriousis in the baby's heart.

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 3:19 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

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