Posted: 12 October, 2016
by @amydrewsnews / Taylah Webb
Warning For Pregnant Women - Review Finds Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Cause Miscarriage
Expectant mums have been warned to steer clear of anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Voltaren and Nurofen, as they increase the risk of miscarriage.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has called for an update in warning labels of packaging of the drugs, after a safety review released earlier this week shows that the common pain meds can cause miscarriage, especially during the early stages of pregnancy.
The review found a link between the drugs and miscarriage in early pregnancy, and found that there are inconsistent warning on the products.
Currently, the warnings present on the products warn women who know they are pregnant, and the warnings are not required on period pain relief products.
There are concerns that the meds hinder the ability of a foetus to implant correctly.
The warning also extends to women attempting to conceive.
Mums-to-be should use the meds only under careful medical supervision, and should contact healthcare professionals for advice.