Heartburn Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Babies
Taking drugs like Pepcid, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma in offspring.
Taking popular drugs for heartburn, a common complication of pregnancy, raised the risk of asthma in offspring.
Authors: Abstract Children whose mothers take medication to treat acid reflux during pregnancy have a greater risk of developing asthma, a new study claims. PMID: 28145207 [PubMed - in process]
A new study shows that children born to women who take heartburn medicines when pregnant are at least a third more likely to develop asthma symptoms compared with non-users, but scientists say more research is needed to confirm whether there are any other reasons behind the possible link.
Mothers who take some types of heartburn medication during pregnancy may increase the risk of their children developing asthma, according to a study.WebMD Health News
Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Women who take certain heartburn medications during pregnancy may have a child at increased risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. For the new study, investigators analyzed eight studies that included more than...
Amy WallaceEDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A University of Edinburgh study has found that women who use heartburn medication in pregnancy were more likely to have children who developed asthma.
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. Advice for expectant moms should not change based on these findings, the researchers say, but further studies are needed.
Experts from the universities of Edinburgh and Tampere in Finland, found children were a third more likely to have visited a doctor for symptoms of asthma if their mother used heartburn drugs.
(University of Edinburgh) Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Advice for expectant mums should not change based on these findings, the researchers say, but further studies are needed.