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Which is the best medicine for tooth ache during pregnancy ?

hi my fiancee is currently 26 weeks pregnant and has had a tooth removed today, she is suffering from a large amount of pain, is there anything she can take safely to ease the pain??
Asked On : Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dhoneybourne
Were you not prescribed a course of antibiotics & analgesics by the doctor after the removal of the tooth?
If yes, then please continue with the same. Warm water & salt gargle esp after food is essential.
If not please revert to the practice where you went & ask for the medication.
As a rule TYLENOL/PARACETAMOL 500mg max 8th hourly is considered safe in pregnancy.
Thanks & Take Care
Answered: Fri, 18 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hello there..
Welcome to healthcare magic forum..
It advised to avoid any kind of medicine during pregnancy, particularly during the first three months of pregnancy. However if your fiancée is suffering from severe pain she could take half a tablet of paracetamol. Paracetamol on its own with no added ingredients is considered the safest painkiller to take when you are pregnant. But i would suggest you to consult your doctor and than decide on medications!!

Hope this helps!!
Take care!!
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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