United States food and drug administration thoroughly tests all the medicines and then place them under different categories. Advil is considered as category D medicine by FDA. Advil, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen etc. are assigned as risky drugs to be consumed during pregnancy. You might not experience any side effects just by taking one dose of these medicines but they are not recommended at all in the third trimester.
If in case you are suffering from any underlying health issue which requires you to take these type of medicine it is important to consult your doctor so that he can advise you any alternative prescription which is considered as non-risky by US FDA.
Medicines like Advil can have serious effects on your baby’s health. Some of the common serious side effects are
- Passage in your baby’s heart can close prematurely.
- Damage to lungs.
- Low ammonia level.
- High blood pressure.
- Prolonged labor and increased bleeding etc. if taken in the last month of pregnancy.
- Miscarriage if taken in the first month of pregnancy.
So if in case you have already consumed a dose or two of Advil while being pregnant you don’t need to worry as that might not cause any serious problem but be careful in future. If in case you are suffering with pain and is unable to contact your doctor try some homemade remedies for temporary relief.
There are some drugs which are categorized as safe during pregnancy but still we would not recommend any particular name in this article because there could be other underlying health problems which you might be suffering with unknowingly and that medicine can affect adversely. So it is imperative to contact your gynecologist before taking any kind of medication by yourself.