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14 February 2011

Drug may be safe for morning sickness

A large study shows that pregnant women who suffer morning sickness are not risking harm to their babies if they take a certain anti-nausea drug

For the first time, a large study shows that pregnant women who suffer morning sickness are not risking harm to their babies if they take a certain anti-nausea drug.

The study looked back at nearly 82,000 births in Israel, where metoclopramide is commonly used. It found no difference in birth defects or other problems in newborns of women whether or not they took the drug, sold as Reglan and in generic form.

 
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