The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the following warning about aspirin use during pregnancy: "It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last three months of pregnancy, unless specifically directed to do so by a physician because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery."
Aspirin is listed on the California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL/EPA) Proposition 65 list of developmental toxicants (CAL/EPA Proposition 65 List). A developmental toxicant is a substance that a group of expert scientists has determined can harm unborn children. The FDA warning is included in the CAL/EPA listing.
If an analgesic or antipyretic is needed, acetaminophen should be considered.
- Aspirin Information for Consumers
- Aspirin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Aspirin (detailed)
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