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Is it safe to take Tylenol Cold during pregnancy?

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According to Drugs.com, pregnant women should not use Tylenol Cold without their doctor's advice. It is unknown whether or not this medication could harm an unborn baby.

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Tylenol Cold contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, guaifenesin and phenylephrine. This medication is under the N pregnancy category of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning that it has not been assigned a category.

Both dextromethorphan and guaifenesin have been individually assigned to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that studies in animal reproduction have shown there is an adverse effect on a fetus but that there are no well-controlled human studies.

These medications may also pass into breast milk. Tylenol Cold should not be used during breast-feeding without a doctor's advice.

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