Can I take Ibuprofen when I Am Pregnant?

Ibuprofen may be taken when pregnant, but this is only if your Doctor or midwife considers it to be necessary


Plus – you are in the first thirty weeks of your pregnancy.


As a rule of thumb, you should try and avoid taking medicines during  pregnancy, especially during the first 3  months of pregnancy


Mild complaints such as headaches, and minor colds do not warrent medication and should be avoided.

If treatment with ibuprofen is considered to be esseential at this sage in your pregnancy, then ensure that you take recommended dose, unless you are  advised otherwise by your doctor, s it is best that ibuprofen is taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.

In certain circumstances – ibuprofen may be precribed after the first thirty weeks of pregnancy but this is only determined and recommended under the advice of a health professional, and you and your unborn baby will require careful monioring.

Call your midwife or doctor if you feel that you need to take Ibuprofen, or if your enquiry is out of hours, you can call NHS direct on 111. 

It is a free-to-call single non-emergency number medical helpline.

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