Ibuprofen Linked to Early Miscarriage

Posted on September 8, 2011

A study which analyzed women who took ibuprofen early in their pregnancy found that that particular drug use can more than double a woman’s risk of an early miscarriage, according to recent reports.

The study, carried out by the University of Montreal in Canada and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Analyse de l’Information of France, compared women who had taken a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and miscarried to those who had not miscarried. The result concluded that women who take an NSAID were 2.4 times more likely to miscarry than those who had not taken one.

The study was conducted on 4,705 women between the ages of 15 and 45 who miscarried before reaching a 20-week mark of their first pregnancy. They were compared with other women randomly selected from the Quebec Pregnancy Registry. Contact with NSAIDs was defined as filling at least one prescription two weeks prior to pregnancy or during the first 20 weeks. The study found that 7.5% of women who did miscarry had taken NSAIDs and of those who had not miscarried, 2.6% of them had taken NSAIDS.

As a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, consumer health and safety is my priority. If you are pregnant and require pain relief, I recommend consulting a doctor for a medical assessment of your personal needs. My experience as a product liability lawyer has shown me that you should be cautious when taking any medication, especially when pregnant. I hope this article has been informative, and please visit our blog regularly to keep informed of potentially dangerous products.

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