When focused on wellness, many MedShadow Foundation readers understand the importance of natural products. As…
Subscribe to Updates
Get health & wellness insight updates.
Browsing: birth defects
A drug prescribed to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder is responsible for more than 4,000 babies born with birth defects…
Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Mothers and Offspring
Pregnant mothers who are given the Tdap vaccine do not face a higher risk of having offspring with an abnormally…
Quick Hits: Antipsychotic May Treat Chemo Side Effects, Increasing Availability of Opioid Overdose Med, & More
The antipsychotic medication Zyprexa (olanzapine) appears to be effective in preventing the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. The trial…
The recent over-the-counter (OTC) approval of Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) marks the first time since the 1980s that a new…
SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Low Birth Weight, Prematurity
SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), the most popular kind of antidepressants prescribed, when taken by pregnant women, increase the chance…
Quick Hits: Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, & More
The FDA has issued a safety alert recommending that women who are pregnant or are seeking to get pregnant avoid…
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control found that women taking paroxetine (Paxil) during their first trimester of pregnancy more…
Drugs in Pregnancy: Part 1 — Painkillers
Between 2009 and 2011, more than 14% of pregnant women took prescribed narcotic painkillers, also known as opioids, for pain…
A Short History of Accutane
Accutane, a severe acne medication, has a past deeply scarred by reports, medical studies and lawsuits citing links to serious…
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…
MedShadow Foundation is an independent nonprofit health & wellness journalism organization focused on helping to protect lives from the side effects of medication and lower risk with alternative health options.
We help protect your life and the lives of your family by making sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about the risks, benefits and alternatives to medicines.
Even though MedShadow is nonprofit, we refuse to accept support from pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers. You can be sure that our information is free from the influence of pharmaceutical companies.
Symptoms & Concerns
MedShadow Foundation does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
MedShadow Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. MedShadow does not accept advertising or contributions from pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers or political action organizations.
Copyright © 2022, MedShadow Foundation. all rights reserved. Designed by Dante Steward