I have a feeling I might be pregnant but I suffer from migraines. It’s currently too early to tell if I’m pregnant for sure but I don’t want to risk taking Excedrin Migraine. Does taking Excedrin Migraine cause birth problems or birth defects? Elizabeth.
The label on Excedrin Migraine states:
“If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to by a doctor because it may cause probolems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.”
Excedrin Migraine contains aspirin, and aspirin is categorized as pregnancy category D, which means, “Studies, adequate well-controlled or observational, in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk.”
Definitely do not use Excedrin Migraine or anything with aspirin without consulting your doctor first.
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