Prenatal NSAID use doesn't raise hypertension risk in babies

12/3/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Taking ibuprofen during the third trimester or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at any time during pregnancy was not linked to an elevated risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, a study found. "This large multicenter epidemiologic study of PPHN risk revealed no evidence to support the hypothesis that maternal consumption during pregnancy of NSAIDs overall or ibuprofen in particular is associated with PPHN risk," researchers concluded in the journal Pediatrics.

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