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Can a pregnant woman take Acetaminophen along with Levocetirizine?

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Dr. Uzma Arqam

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Published At February 23, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and has a congested nose and body aches. She is taking Levocetirizine 5 mg for allergy, helping the cold. Can she also take Acetaminophen along with Levocetirizine for body aches? Please advise.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

  1. She should have least medications in early pregnancy and be completely symptom-free.
  2. She can have anti-allergic only and only when it is needed. A corticosteroid inhaler can be used if there is no benefit from recurrent steam inhalation and gargles.
  3. Steam inhalation and gargles should be done if symptoms are even suspected.
  4. Mefenamic acid 500 mg can be taken for pain.
  5. If there is no benefit, she can take a steroid inhaler for relief.
  6. Please consult a doctor, discuss with them, and take the medication with their consent for any health issue she has.
  7. Maintain a healthy diet and daily walk.

Please follow up for further assistance.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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