Pregnant Women Urged To Seek Pharmacists’ Advice
Pregnant women needing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been urged to go to a pharmacy and seek professional advice from a pharmacist before making such purchases.
National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Grant Kardachi, made the plea following the release of research today warning that women more than double the risk of having a miscarriage by taking any amount of a NSAID.
The new study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), examined a number of commonly-used NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, and found that women who took any type, and any dose, of NSAID had a 2.4 times higher risk of miscarriage than women who did not use NSAIDs.
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