Shake that Ache!™ Pregnancy Pain Relief
Acetaminophen Caplets 500 mg.
$9.99, 100 count
Contains the OB/GYN recommended active ingredient for pregnancy and nursing pains and aches
• Pregnancy headaches
• Aches & Pains
• Breast Tenderness
• Fast Acting
• Fever Reducer
• Dye Free
• Aspirin Free
Shake that Ache!™ can provide pain relief for common concerns during nursing including general aches and pains, backache and breast tenderness. It may also offer symptom relief associated with mastitis including fever reduction and pain relief.
• Always consult your healthcare provider prior to taking any medication while pregnant or nursing.
• No medication is considered 100% safe during pregnancy or nursing.
• You can speak directly with an expert on medicine safety by calling OTIS at 1.866.626.68471.866.626.6847 or visiting mothertobaby.org, a service provided by OTIS.
• NAPROXIN: Use with healthcare provider supervision
Check out our Medication Safety Chart
Alyssa Dweck, MS,MD,FACOG
OB/GYN Medical Advisory Board Member
Is Acetaminophen safe to take during pregnancy and nursing?
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It’s commonly used before, during and after pregnancy for mild to moderate pain and fever. Since ibuprofen is not recommended during pregnancy, Shake that Ache!, containing acetaminophen, is the preferred product for fever, headache, muscular aches and pains, back ache, breast pain and more. Finally, Shake That Ache! does not irritate the stomach lining, and thus can be taken on an empty stomach if needed. The recommended dosage is 325-1000mg orally every 4-6 hours as needed with a maximum dose of 4000mg/day.
Fever reduction in the first trimester is of particular importance since high fever can impact fetal neural tube development at this early stage. One study which linked acetaminophen with ADHD, failed to establish a cause-and-effect relationship.
Dr. Alyssa Dweck, healthy mama advisory board member stated when discussing a recent study in the news, “the study has multiple limitations and needs to be taken in context. Data taken from interviews with women did not include acetaminophen dosage on average. Recall bias due to method of questioning used in the study is likely. The authors do not propose a working or plausible theory as to why there may be a causal connection between acetaminophen and ADHD. Most importantly, the reason for taking acetaminophen, an infection for example may in itself be a causative factor of ADHD. The ACOG has not made a formal position statement on the subject. It is misleading to make a global statement based on one study; in fact, even the authors of the study suggest further investigation is needed. With that said, most OBs will likely still recommend acetaminophen without hesitation for indications that warrant it.”
According to OTIS, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, “Taking acetaminophen at the recommended doses has not been shown to increase the risk for pregnancy loss or birth defects.”
* The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. As with all medications used during pregnancy, risks and benefits should be carefully considered and discussed with your healthcare provider