Heartburn drugs appear safe for pregnant women, a study finds

11/28/2010 | HealthDay News

A Danish study of nearly 841,000 babies shows no evidence that proton pump inhibitors, a class of heartburn medicines, boost the risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy. However, children of women who used such drugs a month before pregnancy had a 39% increased risk of major birth defects, researchers reported.

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