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Common Painkillers Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Women who use common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen early in pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage , a study published Tuesday suggests.Researchers found that of nearly 52,000 Quebec women who had been pregnant, those who'd used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after conceiving were more than twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage.The researchers looked at NSAIDs other than aspirin — which includes such common drugs as ibuprofen (brands like Advil and Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) and the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex).They found that of 4,705 women who'd had a miscarriage, 7.5 percent had filled a prescription for an NSAID at some point during pregnancy. That compared with less than three percent of the 47,000 women who had not suffered a miscarriage.Overall, NSAID use was tied to a 2.4-times higher risk of miscarriage.In Quebec, ibuprofen is the only non-aspirin NSAID available over-the-counter. And people there commonly get a prescrip...

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