Ibupro­fen preg­nancy

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IBUPRO­FEN taken in the first trimester of preg­nancy may harm the fu­ture fer­til­ity of baby girls ac­cord­ing to an ex vivo study pub­lished in Hu­man Re­pro­ducon.

The study found tak­ing ibupro­fen for 2-7 days dur­ing the first three months may im­pact the store of eggs in the ovaries of baby girls.

The re­searchers said there was a need for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions on “the cel­lu­lar and molec­u­lar mech­a­nisms that un­der­lie the ef­fect of ibupro­fen on fe­tal ovary de­vel­op­ment” - CLICK HERE .

Aus­tralian Self Med­i­ca­tion In­dus­try (ASMI) Reg­u­la­tory and Le­gal di­rec­tor, Steve Scarff, said in re­sponse, “OTC ibupro­fen has a well-es­tab­lished safety pro­file and a long his­tory of safe use in Aus­tralia and around the world for acute pain and fever.”

More­over, ibupro­fen, “like all other medicines, should only be used dur­ing preg­nancy un­der the ad­vice of a health­care pro­fes­sional,” Scarff said.

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