FLU MED­I­CA­TION SAFE for preg­nant women

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Contents -

Women who take flu med­i­ca­tion dur­ing preg­nancy are not putting their ba­bies at risk, ac­cord­ing to a new study pub­lished in the Bri­tish Med­i­cal Jour­nal. The study was con­ducted on al­most 700,000 mother and in­fant pairs, with re­searchers con­clud­ing that de­vel­op­ing bubs are not ad­versely af­fected by com­mon med­i­ca­tions used to treat colds and flu. The study is the largest of its kind to as­sess the po­ten­tial risk of tak­ing an­tivi­ral drugs dur­ing preg­nancy. Last year, in a separate study, Aus­tralian re­searchers found that ex­pec­tant moth­ers who re­ceived the flu vac­cine were 51 per cent less likely to have a still­birth.

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