19/02/2014 at 07:52
19/02/2014 at 07:55
Yes you can. Paracetamol is safe is pregnancy even at the max dosage
19/02/2014 at 07:57
The doctor told me it was fine. I had horrific toothache earlier this year and had to take the maximum amount solidly for 2 weeks.
19/02/2014 at 08:03
19/02/2014 at 08:16
I've been taking it the last few days solidly as been in agony....it's fine. Hope they ease soon x
19/02/2014 at 08:28
I have been trying to limit to 4 x 500mg per day only but once I took the maximum 2 tablets together and it made such a difference.
I did check it with my doctor first though, just to be sure.
19/02/2014 at 08:48
Sasasi if you under dose (which is what 500mg is in an adult) as the drug is absorbed, there isn't enough of it to have a therapeutic effect meaning that the drug is free in the body so it's pointless taking it as its not helping the pain and is of no use in the body. The dose for an adult is 1gram (2 tablets) 4 times in 24 hours.
19/02/2014 at 08:52
Thanks all. I took some when I woke up this morning and it really has eased off thank god. Usually paracetamol has no effect on my headaches - GP prescribed Naproxen last time but I'm pretty sure I can't take that whilst pregnant. I don't want to be taking it too long term so I'm hoping the acupuncture will make a difference.
19/02/2014 at 09:06
Cherry Pie I am going by instructions from my GP - he told me preferably one tablet when necessary but no more than 4 times a day and if headaches were really bad then to take the max 2 tablets.
19/02/2014 at 09:13
O absolutely go on what your gp says, I was just explaining why taking too low a dose of a medication has no therapeutic value.
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