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New Study Dismisses Birth Defects Risk With Morning Sickness Drug

New Study Dismisses Birth Defects Risk With Morning Sickness Drug

Although several studies have found a risk of birth defects associated with the anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron), a new study is claiming that no such link exists. Zofran is commonly prescribed to women to combat morning sickness while pregnant. But amid reports of birth defects in some pregnant women that…

Antidepressant Birth Defect Risk Limited to Paxil and Prozac

Antidepressant Birth Defect Risk Limited to Paxil and Prozac

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control found that women taking paroxetine (Paxil) during their first trimester of pregnancy more than doubled their risk of five out of seven serious birth defects, while those taking fluoxetine (Prozac) had a higher risk of two serious birth defects. Via Medpage Today. Posted…

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Lower Testosterone Levels In Unborn Sons

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Lower Testosterone Levels In Unborn Sons

Acetaminophen may reduce testosterone production in the male offspring according to a mice examination by the University of Edinburgh. When the female mice were fed acetaminophen for seven days, the unborn male offspring showed an 18% drop in seminal vesicle weight and a 45% drop in testosterone levels. Via Medical…

The death and afterlife of thalidomide

The death and afterlife of thalidomide

Thalidomide is one of the horror stories of pregnancy. A drug given to women in pregnancy and purported to be completely safe. In fact, the scientific studies that approval was based on were sketchy. The company was, at best, cavalier in it’s concern for safety. It was banned world wide…

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